If you are planning any face-to-face or virtual events, holding intergenerational discussions or announcing any exciting ideas and projects across England, please do get in touch with Generations Working Together, and share your news via their social media channels.
Monday 25th April
Webinar: Let's Celebrate Intergenerational Research in the UK! 12am-1:30pm
Presenters: Stephanie Green (Swansea University), Dr Catrin Hedd-Jones (Bangor University), Lois Peach (Bristol University), Mirain Llwyd Roberts (Cyngor Gwynedd)
As part of the first GLOBAL intergenerational week (April 25th-May 1st 2022) a group of Researchers from across Wales and England are showcasing previous and ongoing research in this increasingly important area of development.
Intergenerational initiatives join together different generations for the benefit of all. This is an upcoming area particularly in social care in the UK and this webinar will focus on how far we have come in researching this area, and what more needs to be done. There will be discussion around the key elements for success and sustainability and how this can be translated into practice. Bring your lunch, all welcome! Please register online now.
Monday 25th April
Webinar: Global Intergenerational Week Event by ESRC Connecting Generations - 2pm
Connecting Generations Thought Leader Talk: Bridging the gap in a post-Brexit/post-Covid society
A new collaboration between the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) experts at the University of Southampton, University of St Andrews, and University of Stirling, with partners at the University of Oxford Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, and the Resolution Foundation. The event marks the launch of a Economic and Research Council-funded Connecting Generations project which aims to understand different aspects of intergenerational connectivity. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thought-leader-talk-bridging-the-gap-in-a-post-brexit-post-covid-society-tickets-311021542807
Wednesday 27th April, 2pm-3.30pm
Inter(GEN)net meeting - Lets celebrate intergenerational spaces
Inter(GEN)net is a new UK collaborative network in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK., designed to enable and develop improved intergenerational contact, innovation, practice, and support. Led by the Beth Johnson Foundation, it is modelled on previous experiences of the Linking Generational Projects in Northern Ireland, led by Vicky Titterington. Inter(GEN)net aims to identify and support the needs of organisations and communities who seek to work in a way that promotes intergenerational practice as a positive and beneficial social solution.
The basis of the Inter(GEN)net network is founded upon three key tenets: Connect, Inspire, and Support. Our vision is a world where communities themselves drive initiatives and perpetuate change; where age is not seen as a barrier but as an enabler to better lives and healthy living. This meeting will incorporate our general network meeting and two 20 minute presentations from Laura Macartney, InCommon, Bringing Generations Together. Run Connect, working with schoolchildren aged between 7 and 9 and older people in sheltered accommodation; and Professor David Amigoni, Director of the Keele Institute of Social Inclusion, where intergenerational practice is seen as an important pathway to social inclusion.
All welcome! To register please send an email to Angela Tunnicliffe.
Monday 25th April - Theme - Let's reconnect (showcasing community connecting, post covid rebuilding)
The last two years have been challenging for all of us. Come and share your positive intergenerational learning stories from lockdown as we move forward to reconnect generations.
Tuesday 26th April - Theme - Let’s combat loneliness and isolation.
Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is one of our key issues as a society. Intergenerational connection can be a great way to fight loneliness and isolation. Why not harness the power of intergenerational connection to tackle loneliness and isolation in your community?
Wednesday 27th April - Theme - Let’s celebrate intergenerational spaces.
Come and join the growing movement in creating intergenerational spaces in our communities. Work, rest, or play, it’s more fun together.
Thursday 28th April - Theme - Let's inform our future
Bringing generations together isn't just a lovely thing to do, it's an exciting thing to do in order to reconnect our communities and tackle the challenges we all face.
Friday 29th April - Theme - Let's celebrate intergenerational solidarity
Our connections need to be celebrated for the impact they have on our lives. On this day we will be celebrating those intergenerational connections that keep us going and how we can all support each other through intergenerational solidarity. Join us as we say yes to solidarity and no to ageism.
Saturday 30th April - Theme - Let's break down the age barriers
Age is just a number; we have more in common with other generations than we think. Join us to explore challenging misconceptions about age.
Sunday 1st May - Theme - Thank you