Visiting Charlie Weller, left, in the South Grafton Aged Care Facility this week is community visitor Charlie Dendle, right, an
Visiting Charlie Weller, left, in the South Grafton Aged Care Facility this week is community visitor Charlie Dendle, right, an

It?s on for young and old



SITTA Brown, 8, spent two weekends making 80 lavender bags for isolated elderly people in Grafton and Broken Hill.

She presented a scented bag to 84-year-old Charlie Weller at his home at the South Grafton Aged Care facility yesterday.

The Grafton Public School student said she did it 'to help them'. In addition children associated with the New School of Arts childcare and Links to Learning made bright cards and paper flowers.

This week is both seniors and youth week, but only by coincidence due to seniors week being pushed back by the Commonwealth Games.

And the bags are part of the Community Visitors Scheme to help residents who don't have regular visitors, and provides one-on-one companionship.

A range of activities have already been staged for Youth Week, including a teacher student debate and a battle of the bands. But on the seniors side a group of older dancers called the Tip Top Tappers performed at the Grafton District Services Club for a group of delighted onlookers.

"There is a whole lot of great activities for seniors, tomorrow there will be movies," Ms Howland said.



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