Intergenerational Care

Intergenerational Care facilities and programs – where older adults and children are brought together either for specific activities or entire childcare days – have been shown to have massive benefits for both groups. 

Children receive additional supervision and guidance which improves their behaviour and learning outcomes. While older adults report feeling a renewed sense of purpose and meaning, improving confidence and self-esteem.

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Additionally, where these programs take place, stereotypes within the wider community are challenged as older people fulfil a vital role across generations.

Overseas, intergenerational care is well established with the award-winning Intergenerational Learning Center in West Seattle a prime example. This facility homes 400 aged care residents and offers childcare five days a week.

They boast the following benefits:

For children

  • To accept people with disabilities
  • To be involved with people who are two or three generations apart
  • To receive and give unconditional and unbounded love and attention

For residents

  • Physical activity in playing with the children
  • Opportunities to play, laugh and enjoy the spirit and joy that children bring to their home environment
  • A renewed sense of self-worth

In Australia, several intergenerational programs are being trialled including the Grandfriends program in Sydney, the newly opened Maranatha Gunyah Intergenerational Learning Centre in Wellington, NSW and a brand-new facility currently under construction in Mornington, VIC.

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