People using Vivo Care Choices’ older people day services have taken part in Old Friends – New Friends, an intergenerational project being run in partnership with the Grosvenor Museum in Chester and local school children.

As part of the Old Friends, New Friends project, people using Vivo’s services at Abbots Wood and Leftwich Green provided a description of themselves, including their first name, age, eye colour, what they did as a job when they were younger and any skills or hobbies they have.

Year 1 pupils aged five or six in local schools used these descriptions to paint portraits of what they thought the people would look like. People using Vivo’s services have received their portraits, along with a letter from the children to say a little about themselves.

The portraits and letters were displayed at the Grosvenor Museum near the reception area, making the entrance colourful and welcoming for any visitors.

Sarah Powell, who manages Vivo’s older people day services, said: “This is a fantastic project and people using our services have loved being involved.

“It’s never been more important to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and this has provided a chance for people using our services to get to know other people virtually.

“The portraits were fantastic and people using our services loved seeing them.

“At Vivo, we aim to form strong relationships with other organisations so we’re at the heart of the community and this has been another brilliant way to highlight all the great work we do.”