Seniors Rights Service is a partner in an exciting collaboration between ABC Television and the Older People’s Advocacy Network funded by Commonwealth Department of Health. The award winning documentary Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds brings together two generations, older people and pre-schoolers. The series highlights the difference intergenerational relationships make to the lives of older people and children.
The program focuses on seniors who live independently in their own homes and takes them out into the kids’ domain, a purpose-built pre-school, for fun, games, learning and friendship. This intergenerational play and learning environment will help reduce age decline and improve the health and happiness of older Australians, thus keeping them living in their own homes for longer as well as building the confidence of the elderly to find greater connections within their local communities.
While the first season of this program focussed on older people in aged care, the second season includes older people who are still living independently at home and feeling socially isolated. The program is screened on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm and is also available to view any time on ABC iview here
The role of Seniors Rights Service is to receive calls from people who have seen the program and refer them to a range of community organisations and services that can help them to stay connected and supported.
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