Finding Common Ground between the generations:

Monday 14th October Palmerston Pre-school and Nursery four-year-old children visited Kimberley Rest Home to plant strawberries, pansies and sunflower seeds. They had snacks and we must say that these four years old were very well behaved.

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With full tummies and sparkles in their eyes these tiny tots with their older buddy were eager to get their hands dirty (and of course they used gloves). All of sudden there was a winking competition between a cheeky one and Arnie however the we one was quick enough to beat Arnie. Seeds were sown in 2 lots and the competition was set to occur. By which time the plant may have more fruit at the end of 4 weeks later they had a good time playing with balloons.

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Kimberley residents couldn’t hold back with excitement and joined the fun. Amazingly the generation gap was close to 90 years between them and it was nice to see both. 4 year-old and residents hadgood time. The smile on our resident’s face was mesmerising which made their day and made them happy. Some took couple of days to get over their joy.

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Irene Beel our activity Co-ordinator organised this joyful session and we at Kimberley Rest Home look forward to being out in the community. An honest feed back from the children who visited the rest home - Alisha said she liked getting the drinks and the balloon game Mitchell liked eating the food. Ria liked playing the balloon game with the grown-ups. Nakita said she liked planting the plants. James liked eating the food and biscuits and drinking tea. Zoe liked the biscuits Marley liked watering the plants.

Kimberley Rest Home under new management would like to extend their gratitude and look towards working with the community.