We are delighted to announce the launch of our Intergenerational Playgroup, the Learning Tree, at three of our residential care homes: Yeltana Whyalla, Ingle Farm, and North Adelaide.

What is the Learning Tree?
Our Intergenerational Playgroup, the Learning Tree, brings together residents of our care homes and children aged 0-5 from the community for a morning of fun-filled activities, storytelling, and bonding. It provides an opportunity for different generations to connect, share experiences, and create lasting memories together.

When and Where?
North Adelaide: Every Thursday, starting May 2nd, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Yeltana, Whyalla: Every Monday, starting May 6th, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Ingle Farm: Every Friday, starting May 10th, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

How to Participate
Residents, their families, and members of the community are all welcome to join us at the Learning Tree at any of our three locations. Simply come along with your children and grandchildren, aged 0-5, to enjoy the activities and connect with our residents.

Get in Touch
For more information please contact us  via phone 1300 653 600 or email.

Join us for a morning of laughter, play, and intergenerational connection at our Intergenerational Playgroup. Let’s create beautiful memories together!

In 2023, Helping Hand celebrates 70 years of service in South Australia

Since 1953, when we were established as a not for profit, Helping Hand has offered help and support to older South Australians. It’s hard to believe 70 years together all began with the passion and purpose of one man, and a single building in North Adelaide.

From humble beginnings, Padre Arthur Strange had a powerful vision to care for others. At a time when counselling and aged care services were non-existent or in their infancy, Strange’s outlook was progressive.

In 1953, his vision for helping older people came together when he spotted a For Sale sign on Molesworth Street North Adelaide. The Trustee gave him 12 hours to pay a deposit of £750 and secure the property. Only able to find £500, he called a church family conference and together they made up the rest to purchase the first building to be used for aged care services in North Adelaide.