About this resource One of the questions we were most commonly asked while conducting our research was “how do we get an intergenerational program up and running in our service?” Therefore, the purpose of this resource is to provide a practical, step-by-step guide to the three-stage process of developing, implementing and evaluating an intergenerational learning program:

  • Stage 1: Project planning and program development (Steps 1 to 7)
  • Stage 2: Program implementation (Steps 1 to 6)
  • Stage 3: Program evaluation (Steps 1 to 4)

This resource also contains a Toolkit which provides a range of tools and templates to support each stage of the process. The operational guidelines presented in this resource are evidence-based and have been developed from the findings from the Intergenerational Care Project. They are designed for organisational and community group managers, child care and aged care practitioners, and novice researchers. The Operational Guidelines and Toolkit are available and free to download from our website at We hope that you find these guidelines and toolkit useful and we wish you every success for your intergenerational program.

These operational guidelines and toolkit were developed based on the findings from the Intergenerational Care Project: Research evaluating an intergenerational program in Australia, conducted by Griffith University, Australia from July 2017 to June 2019.

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