Help STAR to build a 'Bridge Across the Generations'
People aged over 70 are the loneliest people in Australia, STAR is launching a unique program which aims to reduce the growing problem of social isolation amongst the elderly.
STAR’s 'Bridge Across the Generations' project will connect 10 young aged care students with 20 elderly residents in their local area. Over a period of six months the students will engage in quality conversations and encourage the elderly to share their unique stories including their personal history, experiences and perspectives. These stories will then be immortalised in a book – to be enjoyed by the wider community for many years to come.
Thanks to The Brisbane Broncos Charity Partner Program we’re ready to launch this unique and special project.
How you can help?
· Volunteer for half a day: Can you give half of one Saturday and join us in selling the 50-50 Raffle Tickets to the audience at the Broncos vs Wests Tigers on Saturday 30 July? Your half day will help this pilot program get off the ground. You don’t have to be a Broncos fan to join us, this is about supporting our elderly.
Why is this project important?
Social isolation is a real problem for our seniors. With age their connection to the community dwindles and their social outings fade away. Both their physical and mental wellbeing can be improved by having someone to talk to and connect with.
This program will encourage cross-generations interactions and help build important community connections.
Help us to make this project a reality.