Crofthead Care Home in Fauldhouse had the kids from The Pitstop, Addiewell Mother and Toddler Group, drop in on them on Thursday for a monthly meet-up that is enjoyed by both young and old.
It was the third such meet-up between the two, three at Crofthead and the first and the toddler group, and everyone involved seems to be reaping the benefits.
Mary Law, Activity Coordinator at Crofthead: said: “The kids came here and it was amazing. There were tears in people’s eyes when they seen how the residents were responding because they don’t get to see many kids, it’s mainly adults that visit.”
“It was amazing how the kids just automatically went over and interacted with the residents. There was one wee girl who took a set of bubbles and went around all the residents and started blowing bubbles.”
Mary believes that the residents of Crofthead enjoy the days with the kids so much that other care homes should try and have similar events.
She said: “It’s been such a success. I just want other homes to get involved because it really works .”
Julie McMahon, who runs The Pitstop, Addiwell Mother and Toddler Group, also spoke of the benefits of the day to both child and resident.
Julie said: “It’s great to see the difference in the residents and the kids. The kids really come out of themselves.
“Everyone can be as much involved or as little involved as they want. It’s great to see everyone interacting and it’s really beneficial.”
*Note this is an excerpt from: www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/