An article I wrote about Intergenerational Connections has been published on Care Knowledge's website!
Care Knowledge 'puts professional development at the heart of your social care practice'.
The article contains a review of research on intergenerational practice and links to wellbeing.
Below are a few extracts from the article.
'Wellbeing has been defined as ‘feeling good and functioning well’.3 It applies to individuals of all ages and has an impact on many aspects of our lives from our early years, education, and health to how we age and experience later life.'
'Feeling connected is a ‘fundamental human need’.9 Therefore, it is not surprising that the issue of loneliness spans across generations.'
'Intergenerational connections not only have benefits for the individuals involved, but for the community and society as a whole.21 They can increase physical and mental health and wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation, through creating reciprocal relationships and providing opportunities for the children, young people, and older adults to contribute in a meaningful way.'