On May 25, 2022, Espace & Vie (senior assisted housing manager) and Lamotte (real estate developer) groups entered into a partnership with start-up Tom & Josette to develop intergenerational exchanges. The new Tom & Josette micro-nursery will open in early June and will be attached to the Espace & Vie Brest Recouvrance residence. Meetings around initiatives that will benefit children and residents.
Intergenerational micronurseries: an innovative way to reconnect generations
Wednesday 1er In June 2022, an intergenerational Tom & Josette nursery will open in the Recouvrance district of Brest, in a 120 m² building adjacent to the senior services residence Espace & Vie. This proximity will allow residents and children to regularly spend time together, in small groups, in one structure or another. After Rennes, Albi and Montussan, Tom & Josette, the first network of intergenerational micro-nurseries will thus open its fourth structure, in connection with the senior residence Espace & Vie Brest Recouvrance.
Twelve children, aged 2.5 months to 3 years, accompanied by early childhood education professionals, will be welcomed in safe spaces. Inspired by Montessori, the structure aims to make children as independent as possible. The opening of these micronurseries responds to a double mission: to age better and to grow better. In fact, several times a week, children and residents will be able to get together to experience simple and ritualized activities together: storytelling, gardening, creative activities, shared snacks… ” We are convinced that recreating the intergenerational bond is essential to avoid any isolation and help the little ones grow in a healthy, intelligent and playful way. Thanks to our crèches, we want to create bonds between all generations, to offer a rewarding educational environment for the little ones! », Pauline Faivre and Astrid Parmentier, founders of Tom & Josette.
Espace & Vie Residences: promoting coexistence
Since its creation in 2006, the Espace & Vie group has always placed social and intergenerational ties at the heart of its senior support project. Daily, senior residences offer residents activities that promote meeting and sharing. Many of them have also created intergenerational initiatives to revitalize the social lives of residents. These meetings are always eagerly awaited by seniors, but also by children. These shared moments are an opportunity to exchange joy and good mood.
” At Espace & Vie Brest Recouvrance, solidarity between young and old is part of our DNA. The opening of the Tom & Josette micro-nursery and the signing of this partnership agreement are, therefore, another step in the history of the residence. “. Director of the residence for 8 years, Thierry Rivoal, accompanied by his team, regularly organizes collaborative spaces inviting children from neighboring schools or extracurricular centers to come and share moments of conviviality.
For the little ones, these projects take the form of meetings around recreational or educational activities such as reading, manual activities, singing… to sweeten their day-to-day.
LAMOTTE: YES to social and intergenerational initiatives!
Sustainable construction also means enabling the articulation of territories and promoting exchanges between inhabitants. It is in this context that LAMOTTE is proud to form a partnership with the Espace & Vie group and the Tom & Josette micro-nursery network.
At LAMOTTE, we encourage the emergence of social initiatives and the multiplication of solidary interactions that develop lasting bonds between all inhabitants. Opening the doors of the Espace & Vie Brest Recouvrance residence to Tom & Josette and installing a micronursery on the ground floor means creating social bonds between generations for the benefit of aging well and growing well.
” The Lamotte group is delighted to welcome the first Tom & Josette daycare, a collaboration that will soon feature others in our senior service residences. In the future, we will certainly find new themes in partnership related to the intergenerational. » Jean-Maurice Lam, Director of the managed residences division for Lamotte.