Teens Visit Elderly For Millers Community Project

MUSIC, games and henna tattoos took place at a Rotherham care home as part of a visit from teen volunteers.

Eight teenagers from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) spent time with elderly residents at Broadacres Care Home.

They organised a variety of intergenerational activities as part of their week-long Building Stronger Communities project.

Several rounds of bingo were enjoyed by both groups, with prizes bought by the youngsters prior to their visit.

RUCST engagement officer Daniel Horsham brought his guitar and played several songs, with the residents and teens singing along to Stand By Me, Little Darling and My Girl, among others.

They also served hot drinks throughout the day and chatted with the residents about the Millers, among other subjects.

Community pastor Rose Florra, from Liberty Church Rotherham, was also part of the visit, when she offered henna tattoos to the residents.

Luke Owens, home manager at Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Parkgate, said: “The day was a wonderful experience for the young teens and the residents thoroughly enjoyed a game of bingo with them.

“The volunteers offered all residents, staff and visitors refreshments and were so polite, courteous and respectful.

“One young man enjoyed his time so much he made a new friend with one of the residents and will call in to visit him again.”

Dan Fitzpatrick, community engagement officer from RUFC Community Sports Trust, said: “It’s been a great visit and a real pleasure to meet people you’ve never met before and to learn about their lives.

“There are a lot of elderly people living in our community and it was a privilege to meet them in the home. We can’t wait to come back.”

 

 

 

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