Young and older people bridged the generational gap today at a community picnic in the park in Luncarty.

For the fifth year running, a community picnic held in Luncarty was planned and attended by Luncarty Alive members, Honeypot Nursery, Balhousie Luncarty House, Glenhelenbank Care Homes, Luncarty residents and Healthy Communities.

To celebrate, the residents of Glenhelenbank and Balhousie Luncarty House care homes made top hats, bunting and bow ties with the help of Luncarty Honeypot Nursery children all fitting with “The Greatest Showman” theme.  Additional family groups joined the children and adults playing lots of generational games at the picnic, from snakes and ladders to French skipping, hopscotch and hula hooping.

Perth & Kinross Healthy Communities project officer Audra Webster said: “Everyone had a wonderful day. It has been great to see everyone taking part in the fifth fun intergenerational event like this as it helps people of all ages in improving the health and wellbeing within their community. We work with local people to get more involved and establish and support a range of activities at local venues, including exercise classes, support groups and social events, strengthening local community.

The Luncarty community continues to organise the picnic every year following the Generations Working Together approach, which encourages involvement to benefit all of Scotland’s generations.

“Everyone involved in Luncarty has worked very hard to organise the picnic as a way to help promote active ageing and encourage healthier, independent communities and therefore reduce social isolation, particularly among older people.”