Research has shown that intergenerational activities offer a range of benefits for older people. The Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Townsville makes intergenerational events a core part of our social programme, allowing our residents to mix with young people and gain the associated physical, mental and social gains. These activities enhance the quality of life of our residents, and we know from direct feedback that our residents greatly appreciate this aspect of day to day life here. For more information on how we support social participation at our residential care, feel free to contact our team today.

Bringing Young and Old Together

Giving elderly residents receiving nursing home care regular opportunities to mix with children and young people has been shown to boost health and wellbeing. Many residents find these intergenerational activities to be their favourite part of life at The Good Shepherd Nursing Home. They report feeling happier, more content, energetic and alert after spending time with younger people. The exchange of knowledge and experiences between the generations is beneficial for everyone.

The Benefits of Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational activities in aged care facilities have been linked to:

  • Enhanced mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Lower rates of depression and anxiety
  • A healthier perspective on ageing
  • A stronger sense of community
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved cognitive function

Our Aged Care Home

With intergenerational activity as a core part of our programme, residents can be sure of a varied and stimulating social life at our aged care home.

If you are looking for a caring and compassionate residential care home with a  community-based approach, The Good Shepherd could be the right choice for you or your loved one. 

Learn more about our aged care facilities. Contact our team online or give us a call on 07 4772 9900 and we will be here to assist you.