Summer Fun for Young and Old at The Seaton

Youngsters from an East Devon nursery joined residents at The Seaton for a day of traditional seaside entertainment.

The circus-themed fun day featured fancy dress, lunch outside and live music. There was also a visit from local entertainer, Professor Bumble, which went down especially well with the visitors from the Puffins Pre-School Group.

Puffins, which is based in the neighbouring village of Beer, is a charity, providing day care and pre-school education for children aged 2-5.

The group has formed close links with The Seaton in recent months and the children regularly join in with activities at the home.

We feel that in today’s fast-paced world, where technology often bridges gaps but sometimes widens them, the value of genuine human connection is more critical than ever. One of the most heartwarming and beneficial forms of connection is the interaction between care home residents and children. This intergenerational bonding brings a plethora of benefits to both groups, enriching lives in ways that are profound and lasting.

Many elderly individuals in care homes experience feelings of loneliness and isolation. Regular visits from children can provide a much-needed sense of companionship and joy. The laughter, energy, and enthusiasm children bring can significantly lift the spirits of older adults, helping to alleviate feelings of depression and loneliness.

Building Empathy and Understanding

Interacting with care home residents allows children to develop empathy, understanding, and respect for the elderly. These experiences can shape their attitudes towards ageing and help them appreciate the value of every stage of life. It fosters a sense of community and interconnectedness that transcends age barriers.

 Inspiring a Sense of Legacy

For care home residents, sharing their life stories and experiences with children can instill a sense of legacy. Knowing that their stories and wisdom are being passed down to the next generation can provide a sense of fulfillment and continuity, reinforcing the importance of their life experiences.

At The Seaton, we are proud to be doing our bit to bridge the gap between the generations and look forward to our next visit from this delightful group.