Join a 2 hour weekly inter-generational program bringing older adults and preschoolers together in a range of fun activities for 20 weeks in participating local pre-schools.

Study Purpose/Description

Researchers from UNSW Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health want your help in understanding the potential benefits of intergenerational programs in providing health benefits for older adults and developmental skills for young children.

What’s Involved?

Participants will joining a 20-week intergenerational program which will take place at a local participating pre-school, bringing preschoolers and older adults from the community together.

Participation will only take 2 hours per session, over a period of 20 weeks.

Participants will also be asked to complete assessments at the start and end of the program including:

  • questions on thinking skills and mood
  • simple health-related questions
  • strength, mobility and balance tests

Additionally, there will be other questionnaires around participant health and quality of life. 

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact the researchers below. 

Recruitment criteria

You may be eligible to participate in this study if:

  • You are ≥ 65 years of age
  • You are living in the community (maybe receiving aged-care but not residential nursing care)
  • You are able to travel to the study site;
  • Have or willing to apply for a current Working With Children Check (NSW) or equivalent (Other states), which is free to apply;
  • You are up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations;

Study sponsor / funder

Research team contacts

Integrity Study Team

8052 4365

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