Intergenerational Playgroup

Play date at Georges Estate

We’re very excited to welcome Playgroup NSW to Georges Estate to be able to interact and help make our residents smile, as they enjoy the activities with the children. The connection between generations is so important and we can see from today how beautiful it’s been, and they have interacted together so quickly – so many beautiful smiles from both the families and the residents

Playgroup NSW celebrated the launch of a new Timeless Play intergenerational program at Georges Estate Health & Aged Care Community in Penshurst on Thursday 9th February 2023.

The supported Playgroup meets fortnightly and aims to connect the older generation with the youngest in their community, to combat loneliness, isolation and mental health issues. The group facilitates deeper connections through play-based activities, led by Playgroup NSW Educators.

Intergenerational Playgroups provide an opportunity for multi-generational play and fun in both aged-care and community settings. The Timeless Play program aims to connect generations through play-based activities that foster friendship, community cohesion and value the insights and experiences of all who attend. Playgroup NSW and Georges Estate are working together and committed to reducing social isolation amongst the older generation, and to improving the overall health and wellbeing of older Australians.

The Timeless Play Intergenerational program aims to increase activity engagement, social inclusion, to decrease depression and anxiety and assist in cognitive and physical maintenance.

Through this program we hope to see the beauty of friendships and connections formed through the experience of play between the generations. This two-hour space once a fortnight will be a relaxed and happy place to play and grow as a community. Many priceless memories will be made in this group.

About Playgroup NSW

Playgroup NSW leads play-based programs and services for NSW families with children from birth to school age, offering development, shared experiences, and family support that results in active citizens and inclusive communities. In the first 2,000 days of life, Playgroup NSW’s vision is to positively impact every NSW child, their family, and community.

As a not-for-profit member organisation, Playgroup NSW currently engages with over 55,000+ member families who reside in over 90% of NSW postcodes to provide a range of early education and family support.

Our cross-platform audiences allow us to connect with families and community to share information and link them with services that support development, wellbeing and health.

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