First intergenerational playgroup at Southern Plus East Fremantle
The residents at Southern Plus East Fremantle recently enjoyed their very first intergenerational playgroup on Wednesday 3rd October with children from the East Fremantle Playgroup.
The initiative which was supported by Playgroup WA, saw the children who were aged from 12 months to seven years and their parents join residents for a fun morning of activities including painting, playdough, building blocks, puzzles and bubbles galore! Everyone then enjoyed a morning tea of sandwiches and fruits.
The intergenerational playgroup will be a regular event in the activities calendar at Southern Plus East Fremantle. Residents and the children are already looking forward to the next session, which will be held on Wednesday, 14th November, when they will be joined by special guest ‘Farmer Mick’ and his farmyard animals.
Southern Plus East Fremantle, Lifestyle Coordinator, Ricka Bolton said the intergenerational playgroup provides numerous benefits for both the residents and the children.
“It encourages cognitive, social, emotional and language development in young children, and is very enriching particularly for those children who may not have grandparents of their own. At the same time, it is a lovely opportunity for the residents to be socially active and remain connected to the local community.
“Most importantly, the residents and the children really enjoyed the morning and we look forward to hosting many more intergenerational playgroups in the future,” Ricka said.
For more information on the program or any of our services call 1300 669 189.