GENERATIONAL BOND: Joseph Harris, 4, spends time with his 98-year-old great-grandmother, Cecile Harris, left, and his grandmother, Jenny Lepper, owner of Sheaff’s Rest Home. Photos Troy Baker D8068-03

IT WAS a multi-generational event at Sheaff’s Rest Home in Whakatane recently when residents were visited by their grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

Diversional therapist Twinette Tautau says the rest home regularly holds “Hand in Hand” events where grandchildren of the residents come to visit their grandparents.

At the latest Hand in Hand they held a tea party.

FAMILY FUN: Grandparents and grandchildren enjoy a tea party at Sheaff’s Rest Home. D8068-06