“As part of a program run by Allity Aged Care at her nursing home in Walkerville in Adelaide’s inner south-east, Mrs Wheeler sat down with year 10 student Nathan McCarthy once a week for 10 weeks to co-write her memoirs.” For full story click here.
The ABC TV News on Saturday 25th November showed a story about high-school students in Adelaide who have been visiting a nursing home to collect the stories of residents. The results of the interviews were presented in a book for the interviewees. To watch the story click here, then go to 14:00 minutes. The story finishes at 16:48 minutes. Also find the written story at the ABC website here. This is a great example of the use of oral history helping two groups learn from each other and enjoy that connection. Allity Aged Care said they will expand this program to their other facilities Australia-wide.