Mandurah nursing home and day care centre bond for Christmas celebration

Mandurah nursing home and day care centre bond for Christmas celebration

A MANDURAH nursing home and a Falcon day care centre have cemented their bond with a Christmas celebration featuring a carol performance by the centre’s kindy kids.

Eight children aged three and four from Little Learners Early Learning Daycare Centre entertained Wearne House residents with Jingle Bells and Baby Shark.

The kids handed out gifts and biscuits and presented Mabel Chamberlain with a painting in honour of her 100th birthday.

Amana Living’s Wearne House and Little Learners first came together in September when the kids visited Wearne House to play indoor bowls and enjoy story time with residents.

Noleen Walsh and Ailsa Goetz.

Since then, Wearne House returned the favour with a visit to the Falcon day care centre in October.

The initiative was the brain child of day care centre owner Julien Goetz who wanted the centre’s children to develop a relationship with the older generation in Mandurah.

Mr Goetz said it was important for the generations to come together as both young and old could learn from each other.

“It’s great for the kids to meet new people, helping to boost their confidence and self-esteem,’’ he said.

“They’ve really enjoyed spending time with the residents of Wearne House and always ask when they can see them again.”

The partnership between Amana Living’s Wearne House and Little Learners will continue in 2019 with visits already planned for February /March.