Residents at Brisbane aged care facility share playgroup with young children

By Katherine Gregory Each week, Rowena Long brings her toddler and baby boys to an unusual kind of playgroup. At an aged care facility in Brisbane, her children spend their time playing games, interacting and singing with the older Australians who live there. Ms Long said the weekly appointment was a chance for her sons to […]

Joy of play bridges the generation gap

An age gap of more than a century didn’t stop Bolton Clarke Fairview, Pinjarra Hills resident Kittie, 103, and 15-month old Harrison Kremmer from having lots of fun putting a puzzle together at the first meeting of the residential aged care community’s new intergenerational playgroup. The  weekly meetings, where children aged between 0-5 years join residents […]