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Easter egg decorating bridges generation gap

A cracking time was had by care home residents and school pupils during an Easter egg decorating session.

The age-gap was bridged as both groups enjoyed painting, gluing and embellishing their eggs ahead of the annual holiday.

Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, hosted the pupils from Lemington Riverside Primary School.

The children, aged between seven and nine years old, regularly visit the care home to read and entertain the residents.

Moira Hoole, who lives at the home, said: “The children are so lovely. They make the place come alive.”

Pupil James Park said: “I love going to Waverley Lodge. The people are so nice. Moira asks me about school and if I’m being good. She’s just like another Nanna.”

The children’s eggs were entered into a competition judged by the home’s senior carer Cheryl Smith, with the winners receiving a box of chocolates.Easter egg decorating bridges generation gap

Julie Booth, home manager at Waverley Lodge Care Home, on Bewick Crescent, said: “The children love coming to the care home and the residents thoroughly enjoy their company.

“Intergenerational activities such as the Easter egg painting help bridge the age-gap and bring benefits to both groups.

“The residents bring patience and experience to the activities while the children bring huge amounts of enthusiasm and energy.”

Waverley Lodge Care Home is part of the Hill Care Group. For further information visit www.hillcare.net

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