THEY say age should be no barrier to having fun.

And staff at Parkhouse Manor Care Home in Barrhead are determined to prove people young and old can close the generational gap and have a laugh together.

Kids from both Carlibar Nursery, in Barrhead, and St Bernard’s Primary, in Nitshill, have been partnered up with residents to encourage them to bond and see what they can learn from each other.

And activities co-ordinator Leanne Taggart said the weekly project is bringing so much happiness to all the residents.

She said: “We’ve partnered the kids up with a resident so they have the same person each week.

“It is going absolutely fantastic so far. At first the kids were a bit shy but, now they’re going back to the same person every week, it’s really working because they know who they are and are settling with them.

“It is bringing so much happiness and joy to the residents. We do something different every week and, at the moment, it’s all about Christmas.

“It’s also helping residents with dementia, as the kids just don’t judge them at all. Most of them suffer from memory problems.”

Last week, everyone had a great time decorating Christmas cupcakes and gingerbread men, while other activities over the last six weeks have included arts and crafts and a silent disco.

Leanne added: “The kids are building friendships.”