Stuffed full of love, Heatherton House is bridging the generations one bear hug at a time.
In a heart-warming effort to foster intergenerational connections and spread joy, Heatherton House Care Home in Derby, is launching an endearing project that has seen their residents crafting a special teddy bear to befriend the children at the nearby primary school.
Under the guidance and creativity of the team, the residents have collectively brought their teddy to life. Equipped with a diary tucked under his fluffy arm, this bear is ready to embark on exciting adventures with new friends, and the residents are eagerly anticipating the tales of their travels.
The project's primary objective is to bridge the generational gap and promote a sense of camaraderie between the residents and the vibrant school community. By sharing his or her adventures, the children will actively engage with the care home residents, creating meaningful relationships that extend beyond age barriers.
Once a week, the children will take turns taking their furry friend home and will document their time together. From playground escapades and picnics to bedtime stories and art sessions, the diary will chronicle the delightful encounters between the bear, the children, and the community.
We believe that this project will not only bring smiles to the residents' faces but will also help our residents to establish their place at the heart of the community. It's set to be a beautiful exchange of love and learning.
This week Heatherton House residents have put the finishing touches to the bear, and he/she is almost ready to begin adventures with the children as they embark on their new school year.
There is now only one thing left to do, and that is to find him or her a name and that is where you come in.
This week the residents have chosen local charity Children First Derby and will run a competition to find our bear the perfect name, the winner won't only name the bear, they will also receive their own bear and maybe share their adventures with us too. It is only £1 to enter your suggestion, to take part, just pop into the home or keep an eye on our Facebook page to see when we will be out and about in your area.
In a world where digital communication often overshadows personal connections, we hope that our bear will highlight the profound impact of simple acts of kindness and the power of shared experiences. This heart-warming endeavour will undoubtedly create lasting memories for both our residents and the children, forging bonds that transcend time and generations.
Heatherton House is currently welcoming residents, If you or a loved one wish to find out more information or come along to Heatherton House, explore the facilities and meet the staff, you can do so by contacting the enquiry team on 01332 404889 or emailing email@example.com
Danforth Care Homes are currently welcoming residents, If you or a loved one wish to find out more information or come along, explore the facilities, and meet the staff, you can do so by contacting the enquiry team.
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