Special visitors bring joy
FOR Jessica Eldridge- Whyman, spending time with family is one of her greatest joys.
But she knows there are many elderly people in our community who aren't able to experience that joy.
"My mum is a nurse at a nursing home near Brisbane and I've heard her talk about how many of the residents don't have visitors," she said.
So the Kangatraining instructor and 12 fellow mums decided to get together with their children and make a special visit to residents at Buderim Views last week.
"It was amazing, the residents were so happy to see the kids and they had a fun time playing with them," she said.
"We put on a few dances for the residents to liven their spirits.
"We ended up staying so much longer than we had planned because everyone was having such a good time.
"The look on their faces while the kids sat with them and played was really heart-warming and the staff really enjoyed the experience as well."
Mrs Eldrige-Whyman said the visits will become a regular thing.
"Buderim Views are really on board with us coming along more often, they were talking about monthly but I'm not sure if we can get in that often but we definitely want to make it a regular thing," she said.
"I even had some of the mums call me the next day and say they didn't realise how moving the experience would be."