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Care home brings together two generations

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 August 2017

The 'big lunch' at Tilsley House care home.

The 'big lunch' at Tilsley House care home.

Tilsley House.

A Weston-super-Mare care home has held a big lunch event to encourage youngsters to interact with the older generation.

The 'big lunch' at Tilsley House care home.The 'big lunch' at Tilsley House care home.

Tilsley House, in Clarence Road South, opened its doors to students from Hans Price Academy during its big lunch event.

The idea of the day was to encourage interaction between elderly people living at the home, young people from around Weston, and other people from the town.

The home’s director Rizwan Govindji said the lunch was a way to make the home a ‘valuable member’ of the wider community.

He said the home also works with Weston College students and St Paul’s Church to immerse itself in the community.

The 'big lunch' at Tilsley House care home.The 'big lunch' at Tilsley House care home.

There was a lunch served throughout the day as well as cakes and refreshments while students and residents got to get to know each other better.

He said: “We believe inter-generational interaction is an important element for the wellbeing of society.”

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