Intergenerational Connections in Aged Care – Bringing Community Back Together
Fostering opportunities for intergenerational connection & learning with the Elders of our community, not only between young children and teens, but also young and mid-life aged adults can led to powerful physical, psychosocial and even economic benefits.
In this Webinar, an Intergenerational Advocate & Facilitator will introduce you to key learnings and principles for why and how to use intergenerational connection programs and initiatives as part of a wholistic approach to health and wellbeing in your aged care service.
Outline / Objectives:
Intergenerational connection & learning
- Understand it’s purpose beyond the feel-good factor
- Why it hasn’t been valued & why this needs to change
- Intergenerational programs
- Definition & key elements
- Benefits, challenges and opportunities.
Program Planning & implementation
- Best practice principles & criteria for success
- Stakeholder engagement
- Who can be involved? Extending connection beyond programs with kids and teens; Encouraging family engagement
- Considerations of face to face versus virtual connection
Get Inspired - Stories from successful Australian programs
- Pre School - Echoes Montessori in Modbury, South Australia
- Primary - Intergenerational Learning Australia
- High school - PADSIP ( Positive Ageing Digital Storytelling Intergenerational Program) & STEP (Seniors & Teens Empathy Program)
- Community – Mercer Volunteering Program
- Top tips from those who have been involved
- The 4 Ps of Persuasion - Passion, Patience, Perseverance & Purpose
- Where to for resources and guides
Target Audience: DTs, Leisure / Lifestyle staff, PAG Coordinators, Day Centre Managers / Staff, Managers, Nurses & other interested Health Professionals/staff working in Aged Care Services.
Your registration fee includes: Pre-reading material, Comprehensive Webinar Notes, Post event resources, Certificate of Attendance
NB - To attend this webinar you will need a computer with with video / audio capabilities
For more information, contact Aged and Health Care Education.