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Nursery pupils and care home residents in Bishop's Stortford combat dementia together




Ladybirds pre-school, Northgate End Primary, Bishops Stortford. Residents from Conewood Manor visiting the chldren at their nursery. The children visit the home regularly. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (11654912)
Ladybirds pre-school, Northgate End Primary, Bishops Stortford. Residents from Conewood Manor visiting the chldren at their nursery. The children visit the home regularly. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (11654912)

Some of Bishop’s Stortford’s youngest residents have been helping some of its oldest to combat dementia.

Six guests of Conewood Manor, the nursing and residential care home in Dunmow Road, visited Little Ladybirds nursery at Northgate Primary School in Cricketfield Lane.

Deputy operations director Alexandra Macfarlane said: “It's like seeing a light switch going on for our residents with dementia when we host music and nursery visits at our home.

“We enjoyed singing traditional nursery songs, reading stories and sitting in the sunshine eating cake and drinking tea.

"One of our residents was a nursery teacher... she said she loved watching the children play. Another resident used to be a governor at Northgate, so it was nice to see him back in one of his old work settings.”

To thank the nursery staff and children, Conewood Manor hosted a garden party later as part of its Dementia Action Week programme.



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