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Young and old enjoy tea party with a twist

Thursday, 26th August, 2010

* Aruma Lodge activities manager Toni Channing with residents Margaret Adams and Gladys Aiken, Max Potential student Desley Edwards and Dave Gallagher. * Aruma Lodge activities manager Toni Channing with residents Margaret Adams and Gladys Aiken, Max Potential student Desley Edwards and Dave Gallagher.

A Mad Hatter's Tea Party was held at Aruma Lodge yesterday with the residents playing housie, dressing up and winning prizes.

"Seniors are left out in society and I wanted to include them," said Desley Edwards who organised the event with the help of Dave Gallagher.
Desley, a year 11 Willyama High School student, is part of the Max Potential youth leadership program.
She said it was fun event where the elderly had a chance to tell stories and talk to young people.
Mr Gallagher, a Max Potential coach, said the day was fantastic for both young the old. He said Max Potential was great for getting kids thinking.
"There's good interaction between the residents and the youths," he said.
"(They are) looking outside of the square now and thinking differently."
Aruma activities manager Toni Channing said the residents enjoyed the interaction.
"I think it's wonderful to bring the old and the young together," she said.
Desley will return to Aruma Lodge tommorow to help residents celebrate Daffodil Day.

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