Children from Catrine, Drongan and Kilmarnock recently took part in an Easter-themed intergenerational event.

The young people joined residents at Afton Court housing care residents for a day of arts and crafts, planting sunflower seeds and even a chocolate egg hunt.

It was organised by East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities, who host intergenerational events throughout the year to help keep older adults young at heart and build relationships between different generations that otherwise may not happen.

A spokeswoman for East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities explained: “Intergenerational events are so important, it encourages the young and old to come together, share experiences and creates greater understanding and respect between the two.

Both the children and residents found the event uplifting, with the children making gifts for the residents to put on display for carers and visitors to see.

East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities started hosting such events five years ago. While it started off as two per year, due to their success there are now eight held annually at both Afton Court and Garven Court in Kilmarnock.

They are also in the process of creating a befriending garden in Kilmarnock which aims to be a safe outdoor space for East Ayrshire residents to enjoy more intergenerational events in which more adults can be included.