Little Scholars and Feros Care team up to bring Christmas cheer to seniors
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Little Scholars School of Early Learning has partnered with Feros Care for their annual ‘More the Merrier’ campaign, which aims to bring joy to lonely seniors in the festive season.
Now in its fifth year, the campaign aims to reach out to 500 seniors facing a lonely Christmas and to make it a little brighter through Christmas hampers, social visits, telephone calls, Christmas cards and children’s artwork.
For Little Scholars Founder and Managing Director Jae Fraser, Christmas is about coming together, creating memories, and building connections between the generations – something which he says is as impactful for young people as it is for older people.
“Intergenerational care initiatives are backed by research and are producing extremely positive developmental outcomes for young children,” said Mr Fraser.
“Providing the children with an opportunity to take part in the campaign gives them a multifaceted educational experience. It nurtures empathy and compassion, as they learn about the impact of their kindness on others, especially the elderly. It enhances their social awareness about community needs and the importance of giving.”
Feros Care and Little Scholars are encouraging everyone to support the ‘More the Merrier’ in the spirit of Christmas.
Whether it’s through a financial contribution, taking the time to write a few Christmas cards, or encouraging children to create their own masterpieces and send them in, community participation can make a huge difference.
Visit the More The Merrier website to learn how you can help.
Pictured: Jack Streeter, 90, and Ida, aged 4, creating a Christmas card together.
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