What is the research study about?
Recent research in Australia and overseas has shown that groups of older adults and groups of young children may benefit from contact with each other. Also that this intergenerational contact may be especially positive if it is focused around learning. There have been several intergenerational programmes set up in aged care facilities but fewer exist in the community. We are keen to find out what people think about running this kind of activity in the community. To do this we have been running an online survey.
The survey has now finished and we are analysing the results.
When we have the results we will be sharing them here and we will also write a report to publish in a scientific journal. The results will be used to help us to understand the best way forward for intergenerational community programmes.
Thank you very much to everyone who participated and completed our survey. We are grateful for the time that you have taken to share your views.