Pen pal program connecting elderly residents with school children
This grant will fund the development of 'Granpals', a pen pal project involving aged care residents and school children to promote friendship between generations.
Albany Hills Care oversees the running of the Community Visitors Scheme which provides friendship and companionship to socially isolated people living in government-funded aged care facilities. CVS targets residents with little or no contact from family or friends, providing one to one visits. They also provide emergency food and clothing, monetary or other material aid, crisis support and counselling services.