On Tuesday, we’re talking about the two-way benefits of developing sustainable connections and bonds between older adults and children, and to help us explore this topic in detail we are joined by Greg Cronan from Intergenerational Learning Australia.
I’m sure most of you would have watched the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) show ‘Old People’s Home for 4-Year-Olds’? If not, you can watch it below:
Greg has worked with many of the same guests and team that featured on the show and he shares with us a lot of the transformative benefits that collaborative learning programs can have for both generations.
With a background outside of aged care, Greg became interested in using technology to connect older adults and kids together where they could bring meaning, excitement and support to each other through a structured learning program
One of the things that Greg talks about is the personal connections that participants in these programs develop and how that can improve the quality of life and engagement for both parties. We also feature an audio snippet from Greg’s work, in which you can hear the classroom sessions unfolding as well as some of the participants giving their feedback.
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