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National Intergenerational Week 2021 was a huge success. Even in the height of a lockdown, the following events were organised across the UK.


The Beth Johnson Foundation ran a virtual Zoom meeting on how to develop intergenerational communities. The session took place on Tuesday 9th March 2021.

The Jo Cox Foundation - The Power of Intergenerational Connection 

The way different generations experience life and the world around them often feels starkly different. Some fear that intergenerational divides are widening. At the same time, evidence shows the incredible benefits of intergenerational connections, for improving wellbeing among young and old, reducing loneliness, and countering age-based prejudice. Held in the Common Room on Tuesday 9th March at 7 pm with The Cares Family and others around the benefits of connecting across the generations, and exploring practical ways to foster intergenerational connections within your community. 

Lorraine George, Torbay Council (GWT IDIL Tutor) and Generations Working Together hosted a session called Restarting intergenerational activities in care on Thursday 11th of March at 10 am. Lorraine is the author of  Growing Together: 50 inspiring ideas for intergenerational learning and is an award-winning intergenerational project leader with over 20 years of experience in the childcare sector. 

To celebrate National Intergenerational Week, The Together Project invited parents/guardians of 0-4 year olds to a FREE Virtual Songs & Smiles session. The joy-filled sessions spread cheer, reduce loneliness and make heart-warming multi-age connections across the UK. Residents from care homes all over the UK were invited. 

Northern Ireland (NI)

Linking Generations NI hosted three free webinars via Zoom from the 8 - 14th March 2021.

  1. Intergenerational Approaches to Age-Friendly, Tuesday 9th March 2021 from 10.30am to 12noon - This webinar higlighted the applicability and impact of intergenerational approaches to building Age-Friendly Communitities in Northern Ireland and beyond. 
  2. Intergenerational Approaches within Education, Thursday 11th March, 10.30am  to 12noon - This webinar explored the educational outcomes of intergenerational work in schools and colleges, including an overview of recent research, stories from educators, and an opportunity for discussion. 
  3. Growing your Care Home Connections, Friday 12th March from 10.30am to 12noon - This webinar highlighted some successful examples of intergeneratioan l connections with care homes. Joining LGNI were the Royal Voluntary Servive and Food for Life Get Together team to explore how you can grow your care home connections. 

LGNI also ran a CPD accredited Intergenerational practice training programme on Wednesday 10th March. 

COPNI / NICCY Intergenerational Project – The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) and Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY),  planned a joint project to recognise Intergenerational Week. The aim was to facilitate conversations between younger and older people on their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is there anything that can be learned from listening to those at the other end of the age spectrum? They recruited five older people to take part in paired conversations with a young person from the same geographical area.  The information was used to develop key messages for social media to share during Intergenerational Week. 

Age as the new class war? Contemporary representations of intergenerational equity with Prof Susan Pickard (University of Liverpool) A joint webinar between Ark, Queens University Belfast and Ulster University was held on Friday 12th March 2021, from 2pm - 3pm. 


Generations Working Together offered six webinars, spread over three days, each lasting one and a half hours. These covered a wide range of topics which was available online through Zoom. Delegates had the choice of two webinars each day, some of which included a presentation announcing 2021's Excellence Awards winners.

  • Day 1 - Monday 8th March (1) Intergenerational Faith Communities (2) Excellence Award (Creative ways to connect after Covid-19) (3) Places for Encounters and Connections 
  • Day 2 - Wednesday 10th March (1) Let's get rid of Ageism (2) Excellence Award (Tackling Ageism) (3) Food and Relationships (4) Excellence Award (Innovation in the Community)
  • Day 3 - Friday 12th March (1) Innovation (2) Research and Innovation (3) Excellence Award (Digital Innovation) (4) Celebration Award (This special award will be announced on the day)

The webinar synopsis provides further details of the individual sessions, click here to view.

Speaker biographies can be viewed here.

  • Lorraine George, Torbay Council (GWT IDIL Tutor), and Generations Working Together hosted a session called Restarting intergenerational activities in care on Thursday 11th of March at 10 am. Lorraine is the author of  Growing Together: 50 inspiring ideas for intergenerational learning and is an award-winning intergenerational project leader with over 20 years of experience in the childcare sector. Click here to register. 


A Welsh Intergenerational Summit / Uwchgynhadledd rhwng Cenedlaethau Cymru took place virtually on Monday 8th March 2021 from 2 - 4pm. The summit discussed the recommendations contained in the review of key mechanisms in intergenerational practices, and their effectiveness at reducing loneliness and social isolation. 

Bydd yr uwchgynhadledd yn trafod yr argymhellion a gynhwysir yn yr adolygiad o fecanweithiau allweddol mewn arferion rhwng cenedlaethau, a’u heffeithiolrwydd o ran lleihau unigrwydd ac arwahanrwydd cymdeithasol.

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