Tŷ Llandaff get into the Christmas spirit with the help of some little visitors!
Last updated: 4.39pm, Monday 9th December 2019
We enjoyed all the magic and wonder of Christmas through the eyes of children when we hosted a special party for toddlers this week.
We organised a party for residents and some local pre-schoolers so we could bring the two generations together to share in the excitement of the Christmas season.
The festive party included Christmas music and decorations, simple traditional party games, biscuits and mince pies, and a chance for the residents and children to get to know each other over books and stories. To the delight of the children and our residents, Father Christmas even made a special visit to the celebration and brought presents to give out to the children.
This Christmas event comes after the success of previous events that Tŷ Llandaff have arranged bringing toddlers into the care home to meet with residents, which was initially inspired by Channel 4’s Old People's home for 4 Year Olds.
Tŷ Llandaff activities co-ordinator Melanie Geoghegan said: “As we’ve found previously, nothing lifts the spirits of our residents like interacting with small children. As Christmas is such a magical time for little ones, it made absolute sense to put on a special Christmas event for toddlers and we all really benefitted from watching their faces as they enjoyed the magic of Christmas.
Tŷ Llandaff Service Manager Lisa Cristina added: “Here at Ty Llandaff, we do everything we can to create a festive atmosphere for our residents at this time of year. The Christmas party for the children has been a wonderful opportunity to not only bring back memories of childhood or having young families but to help us all focus on the real joy and wonder of the festive season".