To celebrate International Day of Older Persons 2021, staff and students at Goldfields Child Care Centre put together a collection of care packs and artworks to put a smile on the faces of our Victoria Park Nursing Home residents in Kalgoorlie.
Each year the students usually present a sing-along concert to the residents, followed by fun activities and spending quality time together. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, the children were unable to visit the residential care home in person this year but this didn’t stop them from making sure the residents were able to be celebrated on this important day.
Instead, they thoughtfully crafted posters with words of inspiration, comfort, care and kindness.
Facility Manager Cheryl Hahn said the intergenerational activity not only allowed the children to care for others, but it also created happiness and reminded the residents that they are cared for.
“It created a strong connection between generations,” she said. “We displayed these throughout the home to show our residents the lovely gesture from the Goldfields Child Care Centre.
“Hopefully, International Day of Older Persons 2022 will see the students and staff return to our residential care home to perform once again and spend time with our residents.”
Maureen Nicholls from the Goldfields Child Care Centre said she felt privileged to organise this event every year.
“I am so pleased to be able to involve everyone and instil in the children the importance of doing for others and being kind to others,” Maureen said.
“Thank you to all carers in aged care retirement homes who do the wonderful job that they do in caring for the elderly. You all do an amazing job and do make a difference to the lives of so many. My sincere thank you, I salute you.”
Read similar stories like Goldfields Child Care Centre in our Southern Star Summer edition.