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Bond nurtured between Keith nursery and care home


By Lorna Thompson

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IT'S all smiles as Keith nursery children resume their weekly visits to Glenisla care home after the festive break.

Three-year-olds from Keith Play Centre Nursery, based at the community centre, have formed quite a bond with residents at the local care home. Each week the generations catch up on news and work and play together on activities.

The elderly residents and the youngsters were delighted to see each other again after the holidays and got straight into some singing and music-making.

The programme includes storytelling, baking, music, messy craft, and planting and growing.

Strong inter-generational links have been forged between the nursery and the home, which face each other on Banff Road, after two years of weekly visits.

Manager Carlene Harding said both young and old look forward to the sessions. She said: "You can see the smiles on the children as they come through the door – and also with the home residents who look forward to them coming. There are lots of hugs and bosies."

Keith Play Centre Nursery children on their regular visit to the Glenisla care home in the town. Pictures: Daniel Forsyth.
Keith Play Centre Nursery children on their regular visit to the Glenisla care home in the town. Pictures: Daniel Forsyth.

The youngsters make their way to Glenisla each Monday morning for an hour, making for a pleasant start to the week for all.

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