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How to combat loneliness in the older generation with your minibus

With Christmas now a distant memory and families getting back into their normal routine of work and school, the older generation can often be forgotten. According to research carried out by the Co-Op, January is set to be the loneliest month of the year especially in older people. As a school you can play a vital role in helping prevent loneliness through intergenerational care.

At Marshall Minibus we specialise in school minibus leasing and can provide you with the ideal vehicle to get your school involved with intergenerational care. You may be thinking what is intergenerational care and how does it help? It works by bringing the young and the old together with nurseries and schools visiting care homes.  

The impact your school children can bring to the golden generation is invaluable. Age UK say it does not only decrease loneliness in the older generation, but it can also delay mental decline and lower blood pressure therefore improving their overall wellness.

However, the children can benefit as well. Care Management Matter say children involved in intergenerational projects have better reading and communication skills and show more empathy. They also say it plays a pivotal role in building the relationship between the young and senior generations.

Join the fight to combat loneliness and aid development of your school children with your minibus. To find out how we can assist with all of your minibus requirements, please visit our dedicated ‘Your Minibus’ section on our website here, or call us directly on 01480 220444.

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