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The Positive Stories of Ageless Play

Discover the benefits of intergenerational play within our national playgroup community. It’s stories like these that inspire us to play, share, connect and grow.


All ages play: Intergenerational playgroups in residential aged care

This short article describes Playgroup Queensland’s pilot to provide an opportunity for aged care residents to engage in a weekly playgroup. Intergenerational programs promote social inclusion by creating opportunities for interaction between generations. This short article discusses an intergenerational playgroup pilot trialled in a Queensland aged care service. The pilot aimed to explore the potential

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The ABC embarks on an intergenerational experiment

Addressing Australia’s loneliness epidemic We’re excited to share the first taster of new series “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” by ABC TV + iview. Playgroup Australia and our member state and territory organisations our proud to be sharing the journey of such a great news story. The new series is set to air on Tuesday 27 August on ABC

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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

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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

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