Students send TriCare residents uplifting messages

​​​Our Lady’s College students have sent cards of support to TriCare Annerley Aged Care residents who have gone into lockdown during Covid-19.Prior to the pandemic, a small group of Year 11 and 12 students spent most Tuesday afternoons with the residents, enjoying cards, board games and conversation.While the visits have ceased, the students were keen to show their older friends they were still thinking of them.“We hope you are all staying safe,” Rafaela Rodriguez Hannouf said.“I can’t wait to see all your lovely faces in person soon,” Mae Williamson said.  College Principal Paula Goodwin said she hoped the cards were a boost for residents during challenging times.“While social distancing remains a priority for everyone, staying socially connected is vital, and simple kind gestures like this can go a long way,” she said. Campus Minister Kay Holmes said the Our Lady’s TriCare Service Program was an opportunity for students to be of service to the elderly, and to develop stronger connections between older people and local young people.“This connection between our two communities has been going for several years, at least 10,” she said.“We are trying to plan creative ways of connecting with our TriCare friends who are still restricted to minimal family visits and no outings.”