Tiny tots entertain the elderly in new intergenerational program

A group of pint-sized special guests visits a north Brisbane aged care facility every Wednesday and the residents say they are thrilled. Elyse Heyn, Quest Newspapers RESIDENTS at Mercy Community Aged Care in Nudgee have invited some pint-sized visitors into their home for a new program in conjunction with Playgroup Queensland. Every Wednesday, children involved […]

Ageless play program lifting spirits among aged care residents and children alike

By Malcolm Sutton It is perhaps one of modern society’s most ambivalent acts — bundling our elderly away to be looked after by strangers till death. But long before aged care homes became the norm, older people often stayed in family homes and played a large role in bringing up children. Playgroup SA chief executive Craig […]