The scene looks like a typical play group: sparkly dress ups hang haphazardly in the corner, dollies, trucks, hula-hoops and other toys are strewn across the floor and small children are buzzing around delightfully twirling in play.
The only difference being there is a large group of elderly people, who are also delightfully joining in with the action.
Upon arrival mid morning on a Tuesday, at the RSL LifeCare Albert Moore Garden's (formerly Bimbimbie) recreation room, bursts of laughter and cheerful play chatter can be heard, even before entering the building.
According to Playgroup NSW, intergenerational playgroup sessions improve the wellbeing and spirits of the elderly; while for young ones, interacting with a whole new group of people can give a "whole new persepective on life".
With the aim of connecting generations, Sapphire Life Church recently relocated its playgroup sessions to Albert Moore Gardens.
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Key organiser Janita Fernando was inspired to set up the playgroup after her daughter's positive experiences at Pambula's Imlay House intergenerational daycare.
"We'd seen amazing relationships form between her and the residents at Imlay House and although daycare is different to playgroup we thought it would be nice to try it out in another setting."
The playgroup has grown in popularity since its first day of trial, three weeks ago. Now in its fourth week, Ms Fernando said the number of elderly attending has increased, as well as the number of families coming to playgroup, which has doubled to 14 families.
Ms Fernando said the increasing popularity could be due to the atmosphere of forging new relationships across generations.
"The beauty of playgroup is parents and caregivers stay with the children. That makes for three generations of connection. The elderly are sharing their knowledge with the parents and connecting with children, the children are responding to and socialising with their new found friends - it's a beautiful place to be."
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Ms Fernando explained the positive relationships her daughter, Hope, aged 3, has developed with the residents at Albert Moore.
"Every time she makes something new [from the craft activities] she takes it over to one of the residents and tells them all about it. She is beginning to remember their names and talks about the sessions regularly, she's making more friends."
Megan Sharp said the 'grandparent' connection was one of the many reasons she attends the session with her 8 month old baby, Jesse.
"Jesse has wonderful grandparents in Wollongong. But it's nice to keep a connection with older adults as well playing with the kids at the same time."
Down the road in Eden, at the public library on a Thursday morning, a similar scenario is taking place. Also in its teething phase, "intergenerational storytime" is gaining traction.
Elderly residents from RSL Lifecare - Roy Wotton Gardens are reading stories to a small group of children under five.
Ted, aged two and half, is engrossed as Roy Mercado, 94, reads over a picture book about trucks and diggers.
"I'm a digger - I dig up the land," he reads with a gruff inflexion, before passing the book onto Mareen Swan, 92, who picks up where he left off.
"I wish I had've brought him along sooner," said Ted's mum, Alexis Timms, "He's really warming up to it."
Just like the play group at Albert Moore Gardens - maybe it's an idea that's catching on.