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Cubs join Grantham care home for picnic

Care home staff invited a group of local cub scouts for a picnic and games afternoon.

Youngsters, aged eight to 10, from 7th Grantham (St John’s) Scout Group joined the residents at Newton House Care Home on Barrowby Road, to listen to music and play games and activities, on Saturday, June 23.

The care home catering team provided a selection of healthy snacks throughout the day, including hand cut fruits and vegetables, as well as a spread of cakes and sweet treats for everyone to enjoy.

Anna Senir, general manager of Newton House, said: “The residents at our home had a wonderful time at the picnic with the group of young visitors. The cubs were able to show us what they learnt in their cub scout training and heard stories from our residents from their younger days.”

Cub scout leader Sandra Otter helped to organise the visit.

She said: “We have been working with Newton House for two years as part of our ‘million hands’ projects, in which we chose to learn more about dementia and the difficulties people with dementia face.

“The cub scouts love meeting the older generation and getting to know them and playing games.”

Newton House care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals.

Newton House provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 120 residents from respite care to long term.

Anna added: “If anyone ever wants to stop in for a lovely afternoon with your young ones, or just for a cuppa and a break, we’d love to have you join us.”

To find out more about Barchester, visit www.Barchester.com.

Scouts visited residents at Newton House Care Home. (2854143)
Scouts visited residents at Newton House Care Home. (2854143)


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