What happened at Regis Nedlands in September?
Aged no obstacle to new friendships at Regis
Age is proving no barrier to the strong friendships which are blooming at Regis Nedlands, thanks to a new partnership with the University of Western Australia’s Student Guild and volunteers from community-based, not-for-profit organisation Advocare.
Residents at the western suburbs home have been striking up friendships with students from UWA as part of an intergenerational partnership with the aged care home, which aims to improve social isolation and combat generational stereotypes by building strong connections and bridging the intergenerational gap.
The program, which runs twice weekly until December, enables students to directly interact with Regis seniors and form significant bonds, for example by running art workshops and other meaningful activities.