Playtime Exchange at Dan's Den

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Dan's Den, the Not-For-Profit soft play facility at Christchurch, Ilkley are committed to support the local community and recently hosted an intergenerational "Playtime Exchange" with the residents of Glen Rosa and Kitwood MHA

There are many studies highlighting the importance of intergenerational interaction. Studies show this interaction can lessen loneliness, lower blood pressure and slow mental decline.

Eight residents and their carers joined families at Dan's Den at Christchurch last Wednesday for playtime with the regular clients and refreshments including our customers' favourite, homemade Smartie buns.

Caroline Kelly, manager at Dan's Den, said; "We cannot vouch for the medical benefits of this sort of initiative, but it was a pleasure to see the joy in hearts and minds of all those who attended. We even saw a gentle game of catch involving some of the more mature attendees!"

One resident at Glen Rosa and Kitwood; a long-time member at Christchurch and a supporter of Dan's Den from before it was open, visited for the first time and expressed her delight at how Dan's Den had grown and was serving the community.

Further Playtime Exchanges are planned, visit www.dansdenilkley.co.uk

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