Families around Rothley are coming together with residents from a local care home to take part in its ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ initiative.
‘Adopt a Grandparent’ encourages families with young children to visit Mountview care home once a month to enjoy fun activities and a homemade lunch with the residents.
The Home Manager, Stacie Weaver, said: “We launched ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ to help our residents build strong intergenerational relationships, and our first session was a huge success! It was heart-warming to see children of such a young age having so much fun colouring and playing games with our residents.”
Local mother, Kerrie Redmile, brought along her one-year-old son, Reuben, to meet some of the residents at Mountview. Kerrie said: “Reuben really enjoyed himself once he came out of his shell, we were running around, smiling, playing peek-a-boo with the residents – we will definitely be coming back!’
One resident, 94-year-old Kenneth Mitchell, added: “I want to thank everyone for setting this up, I enjoyed colouring with the little boys and I’m really looking forward to getting to know them more.”
93-year-old resident, Edna Colton, also said: “It was lovely to get to know and have lunch with the children. I would love for a little girl to come along; I’ve always wanted a granddaughter.”
Mountview’s next ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ lunch will take place in the home on Thursday, August 24. To find out more, or to book a place for lunch, call 0116 3033303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.