Children from Bingham Nursery are taking part in activities including singing, dancing and poetry to boost well-being in older people suffering with memory loss.

The ‘Together Project’ sessions have been taking place every Wednesday for the last 18 months bringing together 25 older people and 15 children.

Rushcliffe Day Service in Bingham holds the weekly events which the children look forward to every week.

“Our day service is excellent at coming up with activities that really inspire and stimulate…”
Councillor stuart wallace, nottinghamshire county Council

At the end of 2018, the sessions were increased to three times a week to give children time to prepare a Christmas pantomime.

The sessions began after day service manager Elaine Bagguley watched Channel 4’s Old People’s Home.

Elaine said: “Some of our attendees with dementia can get quite restless but as soon as the children come in they relax and are very stimulated by the activities and their presence.”

Future plans include a Valentine’s Day party with a ukulele player as a visitor, Easter Bunny play sessions to which parents will be invited and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

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