In this edition we look at intergenerational engagement between children and our residents. If you haven't al- ready arranged visits with local children, I hope the articles inspire you to pick up the phone and make those calls.


The main event in February is Valentine’s Day, however due to the fact that many of our seniors have lost their partners, it can be a bitter-sweet day for them. Be mindful that there may be feelings of grief on that day, and be prepared to be available to spend time with those who may need to talk.


One very successful Valentine’s Day project I did one year was to hand out postcards with the words ‘You are loved’ written on them. The template for this is on page 68. All you need to do is photocopy the page, preferably onto cardboard, cut out the postcards and hand them around.

inspire - February 2020


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