In­ter­gen­er­a­tional playgroup needs you

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - PENINSULA SNAPSHOT -

A PERTH mum has ap­pealed for other par­ents of young chil­dren to sup­port an in­ter­gen­er­a­tional playgroup that has been operating at a Redcliffe aged-care fa­cil­ity since 2004.

The Playgroup WA-af­fil­i­ated group meets at Bright­wa­ter Redcliffe ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day, but num­bers have dropped off.

Kylie Chan­dran and her daugh­ter Syreeta (15 months) be­gan at­tend­ing about a year ago and love see­ing the residents’ faces light up when they ar­rive.

“See­ing the kids and el­derly peo­ple to­gether is a beau­ti­ful ex­change of hu­man com­mu­ni­ca­tion,” Mrs Chan­dran said.

Bright­wa­ter Redcliffe care group ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor Leanne Rug­giero said she was con­cerned the group would have to close if num­bers did not in­crease.

“I think the prob­lem is that peo­ple don’t re­alise the playgroup is avail­able, so we re­ally want to get the mes­sage out there,” Ms Rug­giero said.

“We are here and would love for par­ents, grand­par­ents and car­ers to bring their chil­dren along to our playgroup.

“It’s a lot of fun for our residents and the chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.”

Mrs Chan­dran said she loved sup­port­ing a good cause and the chil­dren brought a lot of joy to the Bright­wa­ter residents.

“It’s up­lift­ing for me as a par­ent.

“It’s a nice op­por­tu­nity to spend time to­gether as a com­mu­nity,” she said.

The playgroup is for chil­dren from new­born to pre-pri­mary and costs $30 to reg­is­ter.

For more de­tails, call Mrs Rug­giero on 9479 2381 be­tween 8.30am and 4pm Mon­day to Thurs­day or email leanne. rug­giero@bright­wa­ter group.com

Kylie Chan­dran and her daugh­ter Syreeta chat with Bright­wa­ter res­i­dent Bessie Red­man.

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