The generation gap narrowed last week when a group of young people visited their elders in Rochester.ELAINE COONEY July 1, 2014 3:20am
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service nursing home resident Steve Pellegrino with student Maddie Adams.
Rochester Secondary College students visited Rochester and Elmore District Health Service hostel and nursing home residents on Friday as part of the community component of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Students played activities with the residents, such as basketball and throwing beanbags into nets.
Student Megan Leask said she enjoyed spending time with residents and helping out at the hospital.
REDHS activities co-ordinator Karen Tognolini said residents looked forward to the visits.
‘‘Some (students) haven’t got grandparents so it’s good for the students too,’’ she said.
Student Maddie Adams said students went on excursions as well as visiting REDHS.
Last week they camped out near Mitiamo rock and cooked pasta on a gas stove.
‘‘It was really cold. We had to rug up,’’ she said.
With the annual SpringNats festival coming to Shepparton Showgrounds this weekend, police have issued a timely warning for drivers.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
PORT Adelaide head recruiter Geoff Parker was stoked Echuca’s Aidyn Johnson was still available at pick 45 in this year’s AFL draft, quickly calling out the midfielder’s name.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
No, it won’t be Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer creating the Christmas lighting in Cobram this year, it will be Cobram couple, Ron and Kath Renfrew,
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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