Bath Voice: Bath care home Midford Manor bridges the generation gap

Residents at Hallmark Midford Manor in Bath, welcomed a gaggle of young visitors into the home as part of a new weekly music session run in partnership with The Together Project.
Songs & Smiles, which will take place every Friday in the home, brings together 0-4 year olds, their grown-ups and residents for music, movement, singing and the chance to develop long-lasting friendships.
Each session held at the residential, dementia and nursing home on Frome Road lasts approximately an hour, with the main activity followed by refreshments and a meet and mingle with residents and the care team.
The purpose of the activity is to reduce loneliness, improve well-being, tackle ageism and unite local communities through joyful intergenerational activities.

Wellbeing Co-Ordinator at Hallmark Midford Manor Care Home, Kerry Huggins said: “It has been so great introducing Songs & Smiles to the residents here at Midford Manor. The Team and I can already see how much the residents love it. At the end of the sessions the residents, mums and babies interact and chat about all sorts of things together, and it’s lovely to see the relationships grow between them all. It is the highlight of the week!”
Louise Goulden, Founder and CEO of The Together Project added: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing Songs & Smiles to Midford Manor. Seeing the beaming faces of residents, babies and parents is nothing short of magical and we can’t wait for next week.”
Midford Manor’s next Songs & Smiles session will take place on Friday 24th May at 11:00am.
Each session is free however donations are welcome.
For further information and to RSVP to the next session visit