Youth off the Streets Bowen College students were back for more conversations and laughter at Bupa Aged Care Maroubra for Week 3 of STEP ( Seniors and Teens Empathy Program).
Students fed back that their first week last week together with the residents was “exciting, fun, interesting and cool”, citing the top things they enjoyed ” hearing their stories” and “just hanging out together”
One of many highlight moments of Week 3 was when one of the students beckoned me over to say how cool it was that when she asked her buddy Elder one of the conversation starter questions
“Who is a person in history you admire most? ” she said the former female president of India ….. because she “made everyone look up to a woman”.
Not only are the residents teaching the students a thing or two about history and important role models …. they are proving to be quite amazing role models in resilience themselves.
The Elders taking part from Bupa Maroubra are reporting back how wonderful it is to have the company of such “polite, lovely and very funny students”.