Residents, and families at the PSP Care homes and Care Village celebrated their first National Grandparents Day on October the 2nd.
Grandchildren attended the event with their grandparents and great grandparents in PSP Healthcare locations across the South West and Wales.
At Hatherleigh Care Village, dozens turned up to celebrate the event which was held with art stations set up for the children, their parents and residents to share. A grand dad puppet show, “name that 20’s star guessing game” colouring and painting, gave plenty of opportunities for interaction between those taking part. In other locations pom pom making, clay modelling and painting where in store for visitors. The activities being designed to give a change for the generations to bond in a unique informal setting.
During the fun packed day, there was an opportunity to donate to PSP’s chosen charity, Brace Alzheimer’s research along with an art competition and refreshments served throughout the day.
PSP Operations Director Wayne Shermon said “Grandparents day is up and coming in the UK and is at the heart of what we do. We hope that we started something here with a tradition that can be built on year after year. It was heart-warming to see the generation gap being bridged and everyone having fun in the process”
Care Village Manager, Lesley Cole, told us: “This is the first year we will be celebrating Grandparents Day but it certainly won’t be our last!”