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Local pupils give Eye care home a ‘helping hand’ with art project

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Local school children have been helping an Eye care home to complete a very special art project.

Residents at Care UK’s Hartismere Place, on Castleton Way, were delighted to receive an abundance of creative handprints from the youngsters at Wilby Primary School, Occold Primary School and the Jungle Cubs at Wethingsett to help create a new work of art for the home.Local pupils give Eye care home a ‘helping hand’ with art project

Prior to the pandemic, residents had strong friendships with pupils, and were used to spending time together. Although unable to meet in person, residents were keen to find new ways to connect with their younger friends, and so lifestyle lead, Carol Nice, decided to organise the virtual art project.

Marie Reeve, Home Manager at Hartismere Place, said: “Residents had a fantastic time working on the ‘Future in Our Hands’ project with local schoolchildren.

“Here at Hartismere Place, we are always looking for ways to connect with the community, and intergenerational relationships are a fantastic way to do just that. They have many benefits for both sides, as they provide an opportunity for younger and older generations to learn from each other, while also offering older people an increased sense of purpose, and a chance to reminisce.

“We are looking forward to welcoming in the children from Wilby Primary School, Occold Primary School and the Jungle Cubs at Wethingsett to see the finished tree as soon as we are safely able.”

Hartismere Place has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, residential dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite.

To find out more about Hartismere Place, please contact Home Manager, Marie Reeve, on 01379 888276, or

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Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DD

Hartismere Place

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

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