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CARE HOME MARKS REMEMBRANCE DAY WITH INTERGENERATIONAL ART PROJECT

A care home in Croston has teamed up with its local pre-school to mark Remembrance Day in a COVID-safe way.

A care home in Croston has teamed up with its local pre-school to mark Remembrance Day in a COVID-safe way.

Croston Park care home was sent some specially designed Armistice Day-themed art from the children at Croston Pre-School. 

The residents would normally be able to mark the occasion with a visit to a local church or memorial, however this year, plans had to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

The pre-school wanted to help the home to make Remembrance Day special for the older generation and created some artwork around the theme of poppies to be displayed in the home on 11 November.

Debbie Lewis, Home Manager at Croston Park care home, said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are very important to our residents and we wanted to make sure they were marked appropriately, despite the lockdown regulations.

“We’d like to thank Croston Pre-School for sending over such fantastic artwork. The residents love looking at it and think the children are very talented.”

Marjorie Baxendale, 95, resident at Croston Park, said: “It’s lovely that the children took the time to make us pictures for Remembrance Day. When we can all meet up again, it would be nice to share some of our stories with them too. We always enjoy having a chat with the youngsters.”

Janet Williams, Manager at Croston Pre-School, said: “We value such activities across the generations very highly, particularly in these difficult times when many children are not able to meet with the wider family. 

“Remembrance is a huge part of our cultural capital and the beauty of the poppy really helps the children develop an appreciation of the special people who have helped to keep us safe.”

Croston Park is operated by Park Lane Healthcare and is rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

www.parklanehealthcare.co.uk

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