Intergenerational bonds are powerful. We can learn a great deal from one another, regardless of age.
It takes a village
The African proverb of ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is true in many respects. We can learn a great deal from one another, regardless of age. Great meaning and purpose comes from cross-generational connections, this is especially true with young and old. Playgroup aged children enrich the lives of our elderly, our lonely, our isolated, our sick and older people offer our children so much love, wisdom, knowledge and nurturing. We highly value these relationships and we aspire to create more intergenerational opportunities.
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Restoring the Human Connection
People come and go at the Whittlesea Nursing Home. It is a revolving door of relatives, carers and staff. These people pique interest from the residents. They glance up to see if the visitor is for them. A wave of relief floods over some as they see a familiar face. When they look back at their life that has been, it is hard to imagine that they now live here…
The Generational Gifts of Avondale Heights Grandparents Playgroup
If there is any anecdote to aging, it may be returning to a source of youth; readjusting our purpose in the turning chapters of life. For many grandparents, caring for their grandchildren is a joy that continues to give them meaning. Young children are good at reminding us of innocence and in many ways, simplicity…
Childcare meets aged care
Monday 9 October 2017 8:33AM – Radio National, Life Matters
Presented by Hilary Harper and Michael Mackenzie
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