Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Intergenerational programs – bringing youth and elders together to enhance social connectedness

La Trobe University Armorial

On May 17th at 1:00 pm by Jessica Simionato from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)

Both adolescents and older adults are dealing with identity issues.  They find themselves at a similar psychological cross roads – one trying to find their identify, the other trying to maintain the identity they have created for themselves.  Jessica Simionato is researching the components which make intergenerational programs bringing together teens and older adults successful and impactful.  

With community and connection ever changing, we looked at the components that may make for successful and impactful intergenerational programs involving adolescents and older adults. We will present review level evidence and the practical application of it, including possibilities for the virtual world.

Jessica Simionato has a clinical background in Speech Pathology. She did her research at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. She is interested in how community social outcomes can build intergenerational connections sustainably, including possibilities for the virtual world.

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