PFH Intergenerational Project
PFH is hosting a range of intergenerational events over the next few months at our Retirement Living Plus schemes across the city.
Please feel free to come along and take part and have fun with the primary school children – you can speak to scheme managers or call 01482 223783 to find out about upcoming events.
As the summer arrives, the children made crispy buns and decorated cupcakes with the residents. Even though a lot of mess was made, everyone had a great time!
Thanks to National Lottery funding, in May we hosted a gardening session with one of our contractors, Glendale. Children from Westcott Primary and our residents worked together to plant seeds at Broadway Manor and learn some vital skills.
In April, we had a great series of sessions to celebrate Easter. Woodland Primary joined us for the first time, enjoying games, colouring and planting sunflower seeds.
During World Book Day, children visited Christopher Pickering Lodge dressed up as their favourite book characters. The children brought their favourite book to read with the residents and took part in various games.
Our schemes focused on healthy-based opportunities in January and February, looking at exercise and Movement to Music – it was an opportunity for children to see different forms of exercise and also encourage the residents to join in and consider their health and wellbeing.
December saw many opportunities for the residents and pupils to meet and take part in activities both at the schemes and at the school. As well as Christmas crafts and activities, residents visited schools to see dress rehearsals of plays and performances by the choir. It brought together two generations for a wonderful host of celebrations.
The launch of our intergenerational project across all five Retirement Living Plus schemes saw primary school children from across five schools visit residents and play board games, read books and enjoy a picnic.
Linking up with Hull Children’s University, pupils and residents shared with us what they would like to see in future events and had a great time.