Belridge Secondary student and Mercy Place Edgewater resident’s friendship forged across generations


Khan Miller (16) has forged a strong friendship with Dale Boys.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d455559
Khan Miller (16) has forged a strong friendship with Dale Boys. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d455559

HE asked him to be a little more descriptive.

Blind since birth, teenager Khan Miller was listening to the life story of 90-year-old Dale Boys.

The two were thrown together each Thursday in an intergenerational project between Belridge Secondary School and aged-care home Mercy Place Edgewater.

Now Khan has recorded Mr Boys’ reminiscences in a book for his newfound pal.

The project came about as part of Khan’s coursework for his Certificate II in Business, which he is completing as part of his Year 12 studies.

“Dale’s stories have been so descriptive and at times extraordinary, particularly his travel adventures,” says Khan, who lives with his family in Kinross.

“I’ve really enjoyed spending time with him.

“He’s such a good conversationalist and very explanatory in his descriptions.

“His stories have certainly given me some ideas of the life I would like to lead as an adult.”

Mercy Place Edgewater service manager Janelle McFarlane said the intergenerational project had been a big success.