Young ‘pioneers’ from Discover My World Early Learning Centre were bursting with excitement during a recent rock hunt at Engadine Town Square, eagerly waving and calling out to the Moran Engadine residents who were watching from their balconies above.
Before the treasure hunt, residents at Moran Engadine lovingly decorated small garden rocks and hid them around Engadine Town Square for the children to find them.
The children have been unable to visit their friends at Moran in recent times and both residents and children have missed their regular catch-ups. After hearing about the rock hunt concept, popular on social media, residents thought it would be a wonderful idea to show the children how much they were thinking of them.
“Thank you all! We cannot wait to extend on this experience with our children and share the love right back! We have missed our interactions and hope all the residents and their loved ones are keeping well during this challenging period. Our thoughts are with you all” said Isabel Rafidi, Discover My World.
Helping residents live life to the best of their ability is one of our goals as an aged care home and the intergenerational program at Moran Engadine is one of the ways we encourage residents to stay connected with their community. The Intergenerational Program recognises the important connection aged care residents can have in the life of young children. For some children it might be their only opportunity to interact with people who are from a different generation to them or their parents. The two generations have much to offer each other in terms of having fun and learning. Discover My World are located on the ground floor of Moran Engadine, making their connection even closer.
If you’re thinking about respite care or a move into permanent residential aged care, we invite you to come and see the community at Moran Engadine for yourself. Please contact our Resident Liaison Team on 9548 7777 for information.