PiF: The kindergarten and the nursing home

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-28/play-dates-strong-friendships-kids-nursing-home-residents/8064636?section=vic

“A Melbourne kindergarten’s fortnightly play dates with a group of dementia sufferers is proving age is no barrier when it comes to developing friendships and a sense of community.”

In Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne, a nursing home and a kindergarten are next-door to each other. So an idea developed for the children to visit the elderly residents, many of whom have dementia. The visits were so successful that they’re now a fortnightly event. 🙂

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