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Rotherlea residents and Seaford students form new partnership

Residents from Rotherlea care home, L-R Sue Carr, Joyce Lyon, Kate Saunders, Margaret Izatt and Victor Diamond.CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

Residents from Rotherlea care home, L-R Sue Carr, Joyce Lyon, Kate Saunders, Margaret Izatt and Victor Diamond.CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

A GENERATION gap is set to be bridged thanks to a new partnership between Shaw Healthcare and Seaford College.

This month will see the beginning of weekly trips for students, visiting care homes to engage in conversations and projects with the residents from Shaw Healthcare services, including Rotherlea care home in Petworth.

Over Christmas, residents were invited to attend Seaford College and enjoy two separate events, including a concert, in the run-up to the inter-generational work taking place throughout 2014.

Following a delicious Christmas lunch cooked by the college catering team, delighted Rotherlea resident Victor Diamond said: “Beautiful food, lovely company and a fantastic day.”

Relationship manager Jane Harris has been working to get the community partnership in place. “This joined-up way of working together will offer the ability for both students and older people to consider their life differences and similarities.

“Only by opening up the chance for inter-generational conversations and constructive discussions, will older and younger people gain better knowledge of opposite generations.”

 

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