Month: May 2022

INTErGenerational Intervention to Reduce fraIlTY (INTEGRITY) trial in full swing

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded $3.7 million over 5 years to intergenerational researchers across University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Griffith University, University of Queensland and other areas to conduct clinical trials to see if community-based intergenerational practice effectively reduces frailty in our ageing population. Frailty has been described …

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Griffith welcomes Ambassador of Uruguay to discuss intergenerational practice

Griffith University was delighted to host Her Excellency the Ambassador of Uruguay, Dianela Pi at their Nathan campus on Tuesday 24 May.  Griffith University was represented by Professor Peter Binks, Vice President of Engagement, Professor Fabrizio Carmignani, Pro Vice Chancellor of Griffith Business School, and the Dean of Engagement GBS, Professor Ruth McPhail, along with …

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Maroondah City Council EngAGE children in a bid to tackle ageism

In an effort to tackle ageism, Maroondah City Council joined forces with the six other Victorian Region councils (Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges) to join the national EveryAGE Counts campaign. The EngAGE short story competition 2021 was a joint project between Maroondah City Council and Eastern Regional Libraries as part of the wider Tackling …

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Alice in Trinderland: An intergenerational trip down the rabbit hole

2019 was the 50th Anniversary of Lutheran Services’ Trinder Park Aged Care Service.  Trinder Park is a large Aged Care Services of 156 residents in Logan City. David Gerrand had just been employed as Creative Engagement Advisor by Lutheran Services Aged Care. His background was an artsworker, working with local communities and professional artists to …

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Child care and aged care: Better together

Global Intergenerational Week was held from 25 April to 1 May; the ideal time to celebrate a pioneering, Australian-first intergenerational project right here in Adelaide. Echoes Montessori is an early learning and care environment embedded into the vertical village of Encore Apartments independent retirement living. In this innovative space the children and their elders not only share …

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