Month: February 2022

Maroondah GenConnect | Connecting generations for improved wellbeing

Much like the heart-warming scenes from hit ABC television show Old People’s Homes for 4 Year Olds, the Maroondah GenConnect program united children and seniors as a positive way to improve their health and happiness. The initial eight-week pilot program kicked off at Maroondah Occasional Care in Croydon on Thursday 1 July, with 10 senior …

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Rockpool Morayfield change teenagers’ perspectives

Rockpool Residential Aged Care is a Queensland owned and operated fully accredited aged care provider offering residential, respite, memory support and palliative care services. Rockpool’s Board, CEO and Leadership Team have a passion and drive to reimagine and redefine aged care by creating vibrant, safe, secure, and inclusive environments where residents are enabled and supported …

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AIIP Symposium 2022 to form part of Global Intergenerational Week Activities

A successful colloquium held in early December 2021 highlighted that there is a great need for opportunities to share stories and hear what others are doing to improve their intergenerational practices and/or to be part of the Intergenerational movement with the view of improving practice. As a consequence, the Australian Institute of Intergenerational Practice (AIIP) …

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Heart and Soul Story: Walking the walk one STEP at a time

We are currently facing mental health epidemics at opposite ends of life—increasing loneliness and depression in our elderly in aged care homes and increasing mental health issues in our youth. Fostering intergenerational empathy and connection has been shown to improve mental health and well-being of both groups. Youth: One in seven young Australians experience a mental health condition. …

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Global Intergenerational Week officially launched

The Global Intergenerational Week 2022 campaign was officially launched online on Wednesday 2 February. This was previously a UK campaign, but now in its third year this event is going global. The goal is to inspire individuals, groups, organisations, local/national government and NGO’s to fully embrace intergenerational practice, connecting people of all ages especially the …

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Social enterprise and sustainability a focus for the precinct

ABC television’s “Old People’s Home for 4-Year-Olds”, brought smiles to faces young, old and in between, as it demonstrated how rich and beneficial the connections between generations can be. Emeritus Professor Anneke Fitzgerald, a health management research expert, oversaw Griffith University’s five-year Intergenerational Care Project and was involved in both pre and post-production for the popular …

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