Wren Hall, a dementia specialist home in Selston, Nottinghamshire, plans to open a new collaborative building with Little Wrens nursery, which is attached to the home. Set to open this summer, the space will host films, discos, and meal times.
Designed to bring together family members and young children, the space will provide a unique opportunity for intergenerational activities to take place and help create a sense of community. The aim is for the nursing home and the nursery to share lunchtimes, as well as integrate with the wider Selston community.
Anita Astle MBE, owner and manager of Wren Hall, said: "We're very excited to be opening this new space and our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that brings together people of all ages and abilities. We believe the new intergenerational space will be a hub of activity and a valuable resource for the local community, enriching the lives of everyone involved."
Courtney Price, nursery manager at Little Wrens, added: “No one is too old or too young to benefit from the magic of intergenerational mixing and I think we really demonstrate that at Little Wrens, with just how wonderful the everyday interaction with Wren Hall is. This new space will only accelerate the benefits we have seen so far and be a great opportunity for our children to continue to learn from and connect with older adults.”