Ageless Play

Intergenerational Play for all ages

Celebrating the richness of every generation

Ageless Play Intergenerational Playgroups, are fast becoming a favourite playgroup for families and communities around Australia.  While sharing a similar approach to regular Community Playgroups, Ageless Play offers something extra special.  Through partnerships with aged care services, retirement villages and seniors' groups – Ageless Play playgroups are bridging generational gaps to reduce isolation and ageism within local communities.  By inviting children, parents, grandparents and caregivers to join together with local residents, we Playgroup NSW are endeavouring to drive change and bring people from all walks of life together to create a village through play. 

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Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds

In partnership with Playgroup Australia and the ABC, we are delighted to be taking part in a new series, “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds”, aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of play for all ages. 

“While Grandparents add to children’s lives, children add to their grandparents lives too. Many older people say that keeping up with their grandchildren keeps them young.” – Playgroup Parent  


The ABC series, “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” is a five part series exploring the positive impact around Ageless Play – and the effect on mood, mobility and make believe. The program is designed to drive change to the way we approach aged care programs and ageism. In the series, ABC follows the experiences of aged care residents as they welcome 10 pre-school-aged children through a weekly intergenerational program. The groups are encouraged to take part in activities designed to enrich daily life and provide meaningful interactions between the young and young at heart. The experiment is supported by leading academic Professor in Geriatric Medicine Susan Kurrle, expert Geriatrician Dr Stephanie Ward, Aged Care Physiotherapist Nicola Kertanegara and Child Psychologist Dr Evan Kidd. 

Click here to watch ABC iview “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” series preview.

Ageless Play is a national playgroup initiative. 

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”  George Bernard Shaw (Playwright)

Join an Ageless Play Intergenerational Playgroup


Join us for an Ageless Play experience.  Please click here to express your interest. 

Start an Ageless Play Intergenerational Playgroup


Starting a playgroup is incredibly simple.  Click here to register your interest and learn how you can get involved. 

 

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Help us establish more Intergenerational Playgroups. Your donations will support research, staff, new venues and participants.
 

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