Aden Court care home, in Moldgreen, Huddersfield have delighted residents by inviting children from the local school to join their annual Christmas party.

Children from Almondbury Community School joined residents in singing Christmas carols and playing festive games in an initiative designed to help bridge the gap between the generations, all while spreading some Christmas cheer.

Carol singing.

Studies have shown that interactions between elderly residents and children can improve residents’ mood, decrease loneliness and even improve children’s language skills.

A Christmas party for all at Aden Court care home, Moldgreen, Huddersfield.

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Lisa Boyd, Home Manager at Aden Court said, “It was lovely to welcome the children to Aden Court for a little bit of Christmas fun. The residents love having the children around to chat and play with, and we are making a real effort to bridge the generation gap by providing more activities like this.

“It was a fantastic day and an excellent way to get into the Christmas spirit!”