The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) was delighted to recently partner with Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD) to expand its Infant and Child Development Outreach programs, including parent and child groups.
“The funding we’ve received from the NWMO has made it possible for Community Living’s Infant Development Program to expand our outreach programming to more of our rural communities, and to provide more frequent group activities,” said Jenny Raspberry, Infant and Child Development Coordinator for CLKD.
With support from the NWMO, a popular ‘Baby and Me Music Group’ was established by CLKD. This group meets monthly, and provides an inclusive setting to parents and tots to sing, dance, and play musical instruments. A recent class was held at RVilla Retirement Living in Ripley, where the older and younger generations spent time together singing and interacting with one another.
“Including the residents at RVilla adds a fun new dimension to the group and enriches the experience for each generation,” Ms. Raspberry said. “Research tells us that music is good for both the baby brain and the aging brain, and that the interaction between the groups is beneficial as well. We love visiting and singing with our RVilla friends.”
CLKD currently serves more than 150 individuals and families living in the Township of Huron-Kinloss and surrounding area. For more information about its programs, please visit it on Facebook.