Today is International Day of Older Persons and the theme for 2021 is Digital Equity for All Ages. This addresses the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons. Now more than ever, technology provides opportunities for our communities to stay connected in an ever-changing world.

Technology has played a big role in the relationship between Regis Hurstville in New South Wales and a local community early learning centre. Our residents have been able to connect with children via Zoom and the benefits have been profound for both generations.

Our residents were delighted to be greeted by the kids in both Chinese and English and the storytelling from both generations was a real highlight for everyone. The talented children were eager to show off their most recent creations from their art class and Regis Hurstville has now displayed these throughout the Home. Both the children and our residents love these interactions and they cannot wait until their next catch up.