Academy BJE joins Montefiore Residents for some Animal Magic

May 24, 2010 by Katie Hoskins
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As one of Montefiore’s many intergenerational initiatives, the Sydney Home recently hosted an Animal Farm Day for Residents, their families and visitors.

Orr Cohen and Ruth Shell share a cuddle

Students from Academy BJE came along to enjoy the day and spend time with Residents. Both Residents and Students loved playing with the farm animals and the experience bonded them and gave them opportunity to talk and get to know each other’s generation.

Intergenerational sharing is strong at Montefiore and we encourage visits from families and hold regular events that all ages can enjoy. As part of our commitment to enhance Quality of Life for our Residents Montefiore also purposefully integrates activities into life at the Home to promote and encourage interaction and connection between young and old in a positive way. We are delighted with our relationships with schools and organisations which bring about intergenerational sharing.

The feedback from students was universally positive, reflecting the pleasure, satisfaction and knowledge they gained from interacting and helping elderly people.

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