We here at Clareview are very excited to be involved in a new and exciting project in conjunction with Linking Generations NI.

Linking Generations specialise in the promotion of intergenerational practice. They work with and support age group such as youth clubs, schools, day centres to reach out and encourage engagement between generations

The project is called EngAGE and 6 local care homes and schools are participating. Ballyclare Primary School pupils will be coming along every Thursday to assist with and to engage with our residents, and produce a piece of art which will be displayed within the home.

We had our introductory session yesterday and it was already glaringly apparent that the residents and children are going to enjoy the next 8 weeks immensely. Knowledge, support and encouragement was given and received from both the children and the residents and great fun was had. The session was lively and the home was full of laughter.

We don’t want say much more at this stage, but we can’t wait to show you the finished product.