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It's arty time for nursery children and Heather View residents

June 11th 2018

Heather View has teamed up with a local community group to help build intergenerational friendships between children and residents. 

The care home has launched its “Young At Heart” project with the help of local community group Artytime.

Funded by Connecting 4 You, a local NHS initiative that aims to introduce innovative ways of building better communities and improving care for older people, the “Young at Heart” project invites parents with children under five to care homes. Encouraging the different generations to mix and mingle, residents and children share stories and get involved with arts and crafts projects.

Heather View home manager, Natasha King, said: “Arts and crafts and other creative projects can have many therapeutic benefits for older people, especially those living with dementia, by keeping their minds busy and giving them a sense of purpose. 

“Intergenerational relationships have also proven to be enriching for both sides: they can reduce the isolation of older people, and they provide an opportunity for both children and residents to learn from each other. It is fantastic to see the friendships developing already, and everyone at the home is looking forward to welcoming Artytime and the children again soon!” 

Beverley Pashley, Artytime coordinator, added: “Artytime’s mission is to bring arts and craft to all ages and abilities, and our partnership with Heather View care home gave us the perfect opportunity to do just that. We are so pleased the project has been so well received by all involved.”

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Our Heather View care home has 74 spacious rooms, all with 24-hour nurse call systems, en-suite facilities, TVs and electronically adjustable beds. We get to know all of our residents so we can ensure that we create a care plan that is perfectly suited to their needs, including any hobbies or interests that we can help them take part in. Heather View is a real home from home, with a shop, tearoom, library, cinema and hair salon. These are set around an indoor village green, which is a popular spot for our residents to spend time. Our beautiful gardens enable residents to spend time outdoors, playing games or relaxing taking in the stunning surroundings.

Heather View
Beacon Road
East Sussex

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