Intergenerational Playgroups

Uniting the Young and Young at Heart in Canberra

When young children and their parents arrive for a play date with residents of the Mirinjani aged care facility in Canberra, the joy can be seen on the faces of all.

The elderly residents gather around the toddlers and babies as they play with balls, bubbles, boxes and blocks, laughing and encouraging their entertaining play.

“Everyone’s face lights up, there’s just something about children that particularly older people love,” – Mirinjani chaplain, Heather Potter said.