A group of children have been improving the quality of life for the residents of the Stillwater Retirement Village. The children from The Tree House Early Learning Centre visit the seniors every Friday for singing, playing and having fun.
“The children are always excited to visit the residents each week to join in with their fitness activities, dance and interact with them. I can see the joy and happiness the children and residents get from their interactions.
Some of the residents have mentioned to me that our visits are the highlight of their week. I love how the children and residents are establishing a connection through our weekly visit. It makes my heart so happy,” says Abbie Palmer, teacher at The Tree House.
“Most residents don’t get to see their grandkids because they don’t live in the same town, so seeing the young ones in here is very good for them,” says Fiona Braid from the Village.
“The residents do feel younger. Some are feeling quite down and the children come here and it cheers them up.”