Young and old have come together to celebrate the festive season as part of a new health initiative being run by whg.
Youngsters from schools across Walsall have been invited into whg’s four wellbeing schemes, which are home to customers over the age of 55, to spread some Christmas cheer.
The “12 Days of Christmas” project, launched to promote 12 health benefits associated with keeping communities connected, will see pupils from Butts Primary School, North Walsall Primary Academy , Millfield Primary School and Old Church Primary School help kick off the festive season.
They will be helping residents at Cardan Pointe, Keelson Pointe, Ellum Pointe and Butcroft House to decorate their Christmas trees, sing carols and enjoy a chat over mince pies.
Connie Jennings, Head of Health and Wellbeing, said: “Intergenerational activities such as this are hugely beneficial to all involved, and research shows that young and old can bring new energy, positivity and experiences to each others' lives.
“We’re delighted that so many schools have got involved and we hope this will be the first of many similar sessions.”
whg’s wellbeing schemes are exclusively for people over the age of 55. Customers benefit from whg’s affordable and flexible wellbeing service, which offers additional support when required. This can include home visits and engagement with leisure activities, which will encourage people to stay well, active and happy at home.