Intergenerational space

An intergenerational space is to be opened as part of a Nottinghamshire care home to bring together residents and children from a neighbouring nursery (see photo). The initiative by Wren Hall, a dementia specialist nursing home, will see the opening of a “new collaborative building” with Little Wrens nursery, which is attached to the care home.  Anita Astle, owner and manager of Wren Hall, said: “We’re very excited to be opening this new space and our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that brings together people of all ages and abilities. We believe the new intergenerational space will be a hub of activity and a valuable resource for the local community, enriching the lives of everyone involved.”  Evidence suggests that intergenerational mixing reduces feelings of isolation among older people while also providing learning opportunities for youngsters.