Spreading kindness in the community at Greengables Day Nursery
Children from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor have been showcasing their sense of community spirit by creating artwork for the residents of their local care home, in the hopes of bringing joy and building bonds with the older generation.
Despite not being able to visit in person due to Covid-restrictions, children from the day nursery on Yeovil Road sent a selection of hand-painted spring themed pictures to the residents of Upalong Residential Home in Camberley, and were delighted to receive a letter of thanks in return through the post.
In the letter, the grateful residents wrote;
“We would like to say a huge thank you for the wonderful flowers and drawings that you have given to us all here at Upalong Residential Home. The residents and staff think these pictures are beautiful and make the home look lovely. You have all done such a wonderful job and brought such joy to our residents.”
Greengables Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Julia Grant explained;
“The children had a brilliant time creating their masterpieces for the care home, and it was so lovely to hear that this lifted the spirits of the residents. The intergenerational project aims to increase social interaction, which has been limited due to the pandemic, as well as encouraging friendships between the two generations and learning from each other. We hope to be able to visit when restrictions allow.”