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Intergenerational care home visits involves babies, children and young adults visiting care homes, dementia cafes, day centres and sheltered housing sites. At the sessions, people can chat, play games and interact with older people to help reduce loneliness and promote kindness. Intergenerational visits have been proven to not only benefit the older generation but also benefit young people. For children, interacting with older people can help with their development, ability to form friendships and also encourage them to communicate effectively. For older children, these visits can help with their ability to empathise with others and can result in meaningful friendships and a means of support throughout their adolescent years. The main aims of the scheme are to reduce loneliness and promote kindness.

Organisation: Friend in Deed
Age groups: Under 5s, 5 to 11, 11 to 16, 16 to 18
5 ways to wellbeing: Connect, Give
Cost: Free
Availability: Mon-Sat
Time: Various but most frequently 10.30am-12 and 2-4pm
How to join: Booking required

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