Our Calvary clients and their Support Workers recently enjoyed a social outing at Sacred Heart Girls College.
At Calvary, it is important to us that we help our clients stay independent by supporting them with their care needs and helping to improve social connections and promote positive health and well-being.
Our Intergenerational Day with Sacred Heart Girls College in Melbourne, Oakleigh, was a wonderful opportunity to promote these social connections.
This yearly event started two years ago, and whilst it was originally thought to be a way to help clients learn about technology such as Skype, it turned into something much more meaningful.
'It provides a social experience that added value to their lives…and for people to take an interest in them.' - Gayle Alexander, Director of Mission, Calvary Aged and Community Care Services.
Our clients thoroughly enjoyed an entertaining day out - hosted by the Year 8 students at Sacred Heart with high tea, a musical concert and an opportunity to interact with the younger generation. The Year 8 students also learned about our clients – their story, what it means to care for someone, and what the role of a Support Worker is.
'It’s wonderful to see this kind of care for aged people.' - Sister Madeleine Barlow, Province Leader, Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM).
We would like to say thank you to our wonderful Support Workers who joined our clients on the day to enable them to participate in the experience. Also to our clients for sharing their stories and life experiences and imparting their wisdom to the students, and of course to our hosts, Sacred Heart Girls College, for their efforts and hospitality in bringing such as wonderful, joyous event to our clients. We look forward to many more inter-generational events in the future.
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Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. We're responsible for over 12,000 staff and volunteers, 15 Public and Private Hospitals, 15 Retirement and Aged Care Facilities and a national network of Community Care Centres.
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