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Students visit older generation

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.

Elaine Cooney

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