Bridging Ages project brings together young and old – Helping Hand

Bridging Ages project brings together young and old

A group of home care recipients have received a hard cover book about their lives as part of Bridging Ages, an intergenerational project in Port Pirie.

We loved being part of this project – bringing older people and teenagers together to reduce loneliness and make sure life stories are not lost or forgotten. Helping Hand Home Care clients shared their life story with Year Nine students from Mid North Christian College in Port Pirie over eight weeks. The students then prepared a Life Book for each client, who received them earlier this month at an event at the Port Pirie Tennis Club.

It’s the first time the Bridging Ages program, which began in the UK in 2014, has been implemented in Australia, and we’re looking to continue it into the future.

home care client David Willsher holds his Life Story book and smiles at the camera
David Willsher, Helping Hand Home Care client and participant in the Bridging Ages project


“When our Home Care clients received their books they were thrilled to be able to have their life stories recorded, which they’ve now been able to share with their families and friends, reflecting the life they’ve lived, and ensuring their stories are not lost or forgotten,” said Helping Hand CEO Chris Stewart.

You can read more about the project on the Community Care Review website.

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