Toddlers bring joy to elderly at Stevenage care home through music class

PUBLISHED: 06:56 01 August 2018

Residents of Martins House enjoyed Hartbeeps' music class. Picture courtesy of Kirstie Oliver.

Residents of Martins House enjoyed Hartbeeps' music class. Picture courtesy of Kirstie Oliver.

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Babies and toddlers have brought joy and laughter to elderly residents living in a care home, through a special event held on Friday.

Residents of Martins House really got into the spirit of things. Picture courtesy of Kirstie Oliver.Residents of Martins House really got into the spirit of things. Picture courtesy of Kirstie Oliver.

Hartbeeps baby and toddler music class was held at Martin’s House care home on Stevenage’s Jessop Road, and children, residents and care staff dressed as bunnies for the occasion.

Hartbeeps session leader, Kirstie Oliver, said: “It was such a lovely experience hearing everyone sing together.

“The smiles on the faces of the residents were infectious and it was lovely seeing the babies and children interact with the residents.”

Tracy Milner, team leader at Martins House, said: “It was lovely to see lots of smiling faces. It meant so much to all our wonderful residents. We hope for this to be the first of many at the care home.

Hartbeeps session leader Kirstie Oliver with a Martins House resident. Picture courtesy of Kirstie Oliver.Hartbeeps session leader Kirstie Oliver with a Martins House resident. Picture courtesy of Kirstie Oliver.

Emma Burgess, mum to one-year-old Jacob, said: “It was so lovely spending time with the residents, watching them sing along and interact with the children.”

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