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Ipswich youngsters put pen to paper for local care home

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Residents at an Ipswich care home have not let the pandemic stop them from making new friends.

An intergenerational pen pal initiative began when Care UK’s Prince George House, on Mansbrook Boulevard, received letters from the 1st Rushmere Guides.

Ipswich youngsters put pen to paper for local care homeThe first letters were received earlier this year, and residents were delighted to hear from their friends down the road. Their words gave residents the opportunity to remember their own experiences of the guides and scouts in their younger years. 

Jennie Rodger, Home Manager at Prince George House, said: “We were delighted to receive the very special letters from the 1st Rushmere Guides.

“Intergenerational relationships have proven to be enriching for both sides, as they provide an opportunity for younger and older generations to learn from each other. These relationships can be particularly beneficial for older people, as they can offer a sense of purpose and prompt conversation.

“This is the beginning of a blossoming friendship between our home and the guides, and we look forward to meeting up in person as soon as we are able!”

Prince George House is a modern purpose-built care home providing full-time residential, nursing, and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, along with facilities such as an activity room, cinema and hair salon.

For more information about Prince George House, please contact Customer Relations Manager, Julie Dennis, on 01473 852964, or email 

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102 Mansbrook Boulevard, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9GY

Prince George House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club
  • Nursing dementia care

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