Timeless Play

Playgroup NSW has a range of programs and services connecting children, families and carers to their community, through play, including Timeless Play, a very special Intergenerational program that brings Intergenerational playgroups to life.

The Vision

Playgroup NSW has long delivered intergenerational play experiences. The overall goal is to create positive change that improves the health and wellbeing of all older Australians and older Aboriginals we engage with. Playgroup NSW works in collaboration with partner organisations such as aged care providers, technology companies and early childhood related organisations to enact this meaningful change.

“With the right tools, an intergenerational playgroup is relatively easy to establish, and yet the far-reaching, positive benefits between young and old are remarkable.”

- Wendy, Diversional Therapist, Catholic Healthcare Villa Maria Centre, Brisbane.

What are Intergenerational Playgroups?

Intergenerational playgroups are an opportunity for children and adults of different ages and vulnerabilities to meet for play based activities, either face to face or via technology. 

How Intergenerational Play Can Create Change

Timeless Play programs and services exist to make change for older Australians and older Aboriginals, while creating valuable experiences for younger generations. The Geriatric Depression Scale is a survey tool that evaluates the mental state and likelihood of depression for people aged over 65. While it is an important measure of mental health and wellbeing amongst older Australians, it’s vital to have plans and measures in place to counteract the impacts of depression on our ageing population, particularly of those in care who are more susceptible to depression and anxiety. Join us for a Timeless Play experience. Please click here to express your interest. 

Research with an intergenerational playgroup conducted by The National Ageing Research Institute with Playgroup Victoria identified:

  • A quarter of residents indicated an increase in feelings of self-worth
  • Slightly more than a quarter of residents who participated in the research indicated they felt more engaged with the community after attending the playgroup
  • A small per cent of residents stated they experienced better health as a result of attending the playgroup.


Are you a parent wanting to get involved?

Register your interest here and when a program becomes available, we will be in touch. 


Organisations can work with Playgroup NSW to create change for older Australians

Playgroup NSW has made Timeless Play programs and services accessible to relevant partner organisations, to invoke a broader impact on the overall health and wellbeing of older Australians and older Aboriginals. Timeless Play partnership programs are available in three be-spoke formats.

If you think your organisation would like to get involved to help make a difference in the lives of older Australians, please get in touch today. 

(02) 9684 9500



Would you like to contribute to our intergenerational program to help make a difference to the lives of older Australians?

You can donate here to help us establish more Intergenerational Playgroups. Your donations will support research, staff, new venues and participants and every bit counts. 

Want to know more? Get in touch today. 

For more information or to speak with our friendly team about Playgroup NSW and the impactful Timeless Play program, please call us on (02) 9684 9500 or email the team at timelessplay@playgroupnsw.org.au


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