Crossing the age divide at Ythanvale

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MEIKLEMILL pupils got a chance to spend some time with their elders on Monday, at an event at Ythanvale Care Home to celebrate Older People’s Week.

Youngsters from the school visited the home to perform for and speak to some of the residents, in an effort to bring youngsters and the elderly closer together. The week’s events are envisaged as a celebration of older people and their contributions to society at a time when an ever increasing percentage of the population is of pensionable age.

Ythanvale spokeswoman Ann Milne told the Times: “It’s a chance for young people and older people to enjoy eachother’s company. We have a range of events arranged over the coming week for the residents to help increase understanding.”