NearlyAussie Posted July 13, 2010 Report Share Posted July 13, 2010 My parents were recently over for a visit, and it was very hard to say goodbye again. While they were here, I realised that there is something that we often don't consider when relocating - the loss of intergenerational contact.My girls (age 7 and 11) loved having their grandparents around. My mom did things like starting to teach them to knit (which I can't do), and told them stories about what life was like when they were growing up. They LOVED it.It made me realise that my girls, in the physical absence of their own grandparents, could really do with some contact with older people in Perth. Does anyone know if they have an "adopt a granny" program anywhere in Perth? I have heard of similar programs in other countries, and its where they put lonely older people in contact with a new family. This is NOT for babysitting of kids, but to provide company for the older person. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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