‘I joined a playgroup in an aged care home and it’s been life-changing’

Make a playdate with your kids and the older people in your life, they are waiting for the call.  Every second Wednesday for the past eight months I’ve been taking my daughter to my favorite playgroup. It’s not at the park or coffee shop with mums talking about our child’s latest milestone. It’s in an aged care […]

Intergenerational Care Paves the Way for a Positive Future

From those young in years to those young-at-heart, the Catholic Healthcare Villa Maria intergenerational playgroup certainly brings out the inner child in everyone at the weekly play session in this Brisbane residential aged care home. Catholic Healthcare’s Fortitude Valley Aged Care service offers the residents a weekly hour-long opportunity to laugh, play games and sing  with children […]

Playgroup closes the generational divide

Mr Sumeet Joseph An intergenerational playgroup in SummitCare’s Wallsend aged care centre is putting smiles on the faces of all involved. A special new playgroup at SummitCare’s residential aged care centre in Wallsend highlights the benefits of intergenerational activities for children and the elderly. The Bent Street centre in Newcastle recently established Wallsend Youngsters on […]

Intergenerational playgroups: Uniting the young and young-at-heart in Canberra

When young children and their parents arrive for a play date with residents of the Mirinjani aged care facility in Canberra, the joy can be seen on the faces of all. By Penny Travers When young children and their parents arrive for a play date with residents of the Mirinjani aged care facility in Canberra, the […]