Graysford Hall, a care home in Stoneygate, Leicester, are keeping residents busy during the Coronavirus lock down, with one particular initiative that hopes to bring new, intergenerational community connections.
Due to Coronavirus infection prevention measures, visits to Graysford Hall, operated by Sanders Senior Living, are currently postponed, but the professional care and wellbeing team have constructed an exciting plan, supported by Love 2 Learn Nursery, with great anticipation felt by residents.
Graysford Hall’s Wellbeing Lead, Jayne Hill, who is essentially responsible for activities and quality of life, thought it’d be great to approach a local early years group to connect with to help reduce loneliness and isolation at this time. Graysford Hall approached Love 2 Learn Nursery with the idea of sending and receiving pictures and letters and they confirmed immediately that they were keen to support the initiative.
Being accustomed to receiving post when living in their own properties, paper communication is a familiar form that they no longer really have dealings with, but the potential scheme will reignite that and will be a great means to make new friends and it will help in efforts to bridge the generation gap.
When the Coronavirus threat has passed, we are hopeful that the Nursery children and teachers will be able to meet the residents and continue their new found friendships in person, getting to know and learning from one another, with communication then in person on a regular basis.