On Monday 13 February, we were happy to have Norman Hermant, ABC News Social Affairs Correspondent visit Jewish Care to produce a story about a new program called Tech, Tea & Tales.
This exciting inter-generational program is being run by Humankind Enterprises (StoryPod) and Lively in partnership with Jewish Care. The 6-week program, the first of its kind in Australia to be run in an aged care facility, involves young ‘story helpers’ working one-on-one with Jewish Care residents, to help them use technology to connect with friends, family and their interests, and record their stories and life experiences on film.
Over 60 applicants applied to be ‘story helpers’ of which 3 were selected to be the successful candidates.
This program provides opportunity for older members of our community to contribute to the learning and skills of younger people, but also to learn new skills themselves with technology that can seem daunting.
Our ‘story helpers’ will work with residents to record their stories, dreams and hopes of a generation so that they can be shared for future learning.
In turn, this model helps the younger generations learn that the elderly have much to contribute in life; laughter, love and wisdom and helps the younger generation develop a sense of worth in teaching the elderly how to engage with technology and connectivity.
**We are told this news story will go to air in the next few weeks. We will be sure to share it online as soon as it goes public.**