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.
A Tatura mother of two young girls says she has lost everything after fire engulfed her house.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Moama’s Lachie Schultz made his state league footy debut on Sunday for Williamstown’s Seagulls.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
The usual yellow and black colours at Katamatite Recreation Reserve will be replaced this Mother’s Day as pink will be the colour of choice.
Jake has babies to thank for surviving cancer.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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