Lead Contact for Australia: Australian Institute for Intergenerational Practice
The Australian Institute for Intergenerational Practice Limited (AIIP), is a charity founded by Emeritus Professor Anneke Fitzgerald in 2021. Anneke is a leading researcher in Australia in intergenerational practice and was involved in the pre and post-production of the well loved ABC television series “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds”.
The overall purpose of the Australian Institute for Intergenerational Practice is to re-connect communities through the development, implementation and evaluation of intergenerational programs. Their long-term vision is for intergenerational interactions and programs to be a normal part of our everyday life in both formal and informal settings.
Please revisit this page regularly for updates as more events will be promoted shortly. If you would like to share your events please send your details to Anneke Fitzgerald.
Plans for GIW23:
24th April: Opening Ceremony
Local operators are matching aged care groups with school groups to enable them to take part in friendship activities including Pass it On! Groups around Australia are encouraged to use #GIW23 and let us know what they are doing as they do it.
'Pass it On!' PomPom making - Make a pompom with your 'grandfriends' or anyone and then pass it on! Make a video of you passing it on and then send it to us. Don't forget to make a sign and tell us where you're from. We will join all the videos together with videos from intergenerational groups around the world, so that we can all share it on social media during the week. This is an easy, fun activity and here is a fact sheet on how to join in! (Courtesy of Echoes MontessoriSA) Here is a video to show you how to make the pompom.
24th April - 2 - 3.15pm AEST (12pm SGT) Virtual Roundtable - panel discussion between Singaporean and Australian Practitioners
The roundtable discussion will provide a platform to share experiences, insights, and best practices in intergenerational works. Renowned speakers will highlight the importance of intergenerational relationships and key tips on building a sustainable intergenerational effort.
4th May - 7 - 9am - Gold Coast Intergenerational Networking Breakfast
Join AIIP panelists and members as they take part in this networking and information event organised by the Gold Coast City Council's Safe and Liveable Communities Branch. Find out about intergenerational activities happening at the Gold Coast and meet others practicing in the space.