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.
The News has published a limited edition commemorative keepsake in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Copies will be available from Friday, August 7 from Shepparton RSL and McPherson Media Group newspaper offices. To reserve your copy phone Rebekah Miller on 5820 3221.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Heather Donaldson was re-elected president of Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary at the annual general meeting on Thursday, which was attended by 33 people.
THE wintery weather was a perfect backdrop for Tongala Community Centre’s Christmas-in-July event on Friday.
THE 2015 National Blood Donor Week festivities will make the Rochester region Victoria’s new red light district.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
A portable house to highlight youth homelessness in our region.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
EIGHTEEN months ago Costerfield’s Shelley, Rob and Jarrad Kirkpatrick lost their home, and just about everything they owned, to fire.
More than $2.3 million in unpaid rates were owing to Moira Shire Council at the end of June, documents show.
A pilot is believed to have been killed in a crash 40km from Deniliquin.
Riverine Plains is set to hold the first in its series of farm walks for the 2015 season as part of its research into stubble retained cropping systems.
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