Neighbourhood Connections in Bendigo

Bendigo South East College has a project called ‘Neighbourhood Connections’. Throughout 2023, over 70 students have joined hands with the partner organisations to bridge the generational gap with the spirited seniors of Spring Gully Retirement Village.

This initiative is all about fostering connections, enhancing emotional wellbeing, and importantly combating social isolation. Every Friday morning the vibrant energy of the youth intertwines with the wisdom of the seniors. The stories, laughter, and mutual respect showcases the magic of intergenerational bonding.

As pictured, activities include baking and serving delicious scones, gardening, learning to crochet, and feeding the chooks.

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