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Old People's Home for Teenagers Online Briefing Event

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What's the next step in expanding intergenerational programs?  

In support of the ABC’s upcoming factual series Old People's Home for Teenagers please join us online to discuss the challenges and opportunities of scaling up intergenerational programs in Australia. How can this concept flourish and be a catalyst towards building integrated communities? 

The success of Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds has paved the way for a bunch of bigger kids to join a bold ground-breaking experiment as Old People’s Home For Teenagers debuts. Presumed polar-opposites, older people and teens in fact have much in common. Both can experience loneliness and isolation impacting their health and wellbeing. 

Having seen how intergenerational care can impact the health and happiness of older Australians, we will witness a new perspective, and test if casting aside pre-conceived notions and spending quality time together can help both teenagers and older Australians live more fulfilling lives.

Join Julie Hanna, ABC Manager of Factual and Teri Calder, ABC Executive Producer of Impact and Partnerships to find out more about the series and accompanying impact campaign.

This will be followed by a conversation moderated by Sarah Macdonald, journalist, author and presenter of Evenings on ABC Radio with expert panellists:

  • Dr Stephanie Ward, Geriatrician featured in Old People's Home for Teenagers
  • Dr Carol Newall, Clinical Psychologist featured in Old People's Home for Teenagers
  • Emeritus Professor Anneke Fitzgerald – Chair of the Board of Australian Institute for Intergenerational Practice
  • Louis and Stephanie, participants featured in Old People's Home for Teenagers

You are welcome to extend this invitation to your network. 
We look forward to seeing you online.

Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link to use the day before the event.
Please ensure you can use Zoom and have a good internet connection.

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