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.
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Wemba Wemba, Ngandjon-jji and Yorta Yorta man Clayton Murray-Mitchell is planning a two-day festival in Moama featuring Archie Roach and Kevin Kropinyeri.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
Cobram Barooga Cycling Club president takes his talents on teh world stage for masters competition.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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