“While Grandparents add to children’s lives, children add to their Grandparents lives too. Many older people say that keeping up with their grandchildren keeps them young.”
Intergenerational Playgroups are fast becoming a favourite playgroup for young children, parents, caregivers and grandparents alike. While sharing a similar approach to regular community playgroups, Intergenerational Playgroups offer something extra special.
Through partnerships with aged care facilities, residences and lifestyle programs – playgroups are closing generational gaps to minimise isolation within local communities. Our goal is to connect families from all communities to create a village through play.
Visit the Intergenerational Play website to explore the program!
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”George Bernard Shaw
Old People’s Homes for Four Year Olds
Playgroup Australia has partnered with OPAN for the ‘Stay Connected and Supported in Your Community’ campaign in association with ABC TV + iview’s award-winning documentary series Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. The delightfully inspiring season two, follows a group of older adults living alone who join a group of lively 4-year-olds in an intergenerational play school for learning, connection and friendship.
Play the video below or click here to watch ABC iview “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” series preview.