The Easter spirit hopped into Home Instead Central Coast and Newcastle early, much to the delight of residents.
Bunny ears and baskets full of goodies were at the ready last week, when the organiation hosted the special Enhance Event at Camp Breakaway, San Remo, to encourage different generations to come together, restoring connection, purpose and joy to the lives of older Australians.
Seniors helped the youngsters create beautiful Easter cards and decorations, after being joined by the Busy Bee’s class from the Little Coast Kids Preschool.
The “grandpas” and “grannies” also took part in an exciting Easter chick/egg treasure hunt through the gardens at Camp Breakaway.
There was even a little time for some arts and craft shopping in the venue’s auxiliary fundraising shop.
“We help seniors embrace their independence and work closely within our senior community to ensure they receive the best care,” Home Instead Central Coast and Newcastle director Jasmine Hopcraft said.
“However, some can experience feelings of social isolation and loneliness from time to time.
“To assist in helping them with these feelings, we wanted them to know that we are thinking of them and remind them that there are many skills and abilities they possess.
“The Enhance Event is an amazing opportunity for pre-schoolers to support their new friends.
“And, Easter was the perfect theme.
“It allowed our clients to socialise, get creative, build friendships, reinvigorate skills, learn new ones and have fun times.”