Bringing sunshine and songs

02 Feb 2018

A group of three and four year olds from Yeladanu, Muswell Hill Synagogue Nursery had a great time when they came to visit residents at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre on Tuesday. The nursery will be bringing groups of children to visit the homes at the Centre once a month to build relationships between the children and older people. On their visit the children sung with the residents at Rosetrees home, and visited residents at Lady Sarah Cohen House. Lily Kantor, age 96 said, “These children are marvellous, it’s a pleasure to see them,” and Billie Clifford,  88, agreed, “It’s a real pleasure to see them.”

Pawel Moczulewski, Jewish Care’s Living Well team, said, “These intergenerational visits are so important for both the nursery children and the older people. It’s great for the children to come and talk to older people, many of them do not have grandparents or great grandparents who are in their 80’s or 90’s or older. Today they met Dr Geoffrey Radford who had just celebrated his 100 birthday, and they sang happy birthday to him. It’s fantastic to see what a pleasure seeing the children brings for the residents and care staff, it really brightens up their day and brings smiles to their faces.”