Bridging the generational gap

Sonia Lim 19 Jun 2019

Dubbo Cay Care Visit

Clapping hands and singing songs was one way our residents at RFBI Dubbo Masonic Village spent their morning when children from Dubbo Early Learning Centre came to visit. Children from the centre are invited to the Village regularly to interact and spend time with our residents.

Hunter, a child from the centre, sang Taylor Swift songs for residents during his visit and said “I always love coming here because I get food! I also like talking to old people.”

“It is lovely to see residents light up as they watch the children play ball games in the courtyard after completing craft activities.” says Lifestyle Supervisor, Nathan Morton.

Intergenerational care programs have been proven to enhance the overall well-being of both the young and the old. At RFBI, our lifestyle teams work closely with learning centres and public schools in the local community to bring children and residents together giving them the opportunity to learn from and connect with an older generation.

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