All together now
Kimberley Hackett Assistant editor
An Oxfordshire care home stages intergenerational music sessions to reduce social isolation and improve mental well-being
Smiles make their way around the residents of Abingdon Court Care Home as the children enter the lounge. Noise erupts as greetings take place between the residents and the children’s parents, before the babies’ giggles catch everyone’s attention. This is the opening scene of the monthly All Together Now intergenerational music session held at the Oxfordshire care home. Organised by Rachel Shearer, the session involves babies, toddlers, pre-school children and residents interacting with one another through music.
Nursing Older People. 29, 9, 18-19. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.9.18.s22