RESIDENTS at a Workington care home enjoyed a visit from teenagers who spent time playing games and chatting to pensioners.

Year 10 pupils from the Energy Coast UTC at Lillyhall visited residents of Amathea care home in Workington as part of the Future Pathways Programme funded by Morgan Sindall, which is co-ordinated by Cumbria Constabulary with input from Inspira.

Tony Lyons, manager at Amathea, said: "I was thrilled that the students chose the home for their visit, it was a wonderful example of an intergenerational activity bringing together different generations in a shared experience that is mutually beneficial."

Mr Lyons added research has shown that adults who experienced close intergenerational interaction are less prone to depression and have better physical health, as well as being happier with their present life and more hopeful for the future.

He said: "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session and it was lovely to see different age groups getting on so well together."