IGL and COVID-19 pandemic: the experience of GWT Scotland

June 15, 2020 | Kate Samuels

“Intergenerational practice has been massively affected by the pandemic. Most established projects relied heavily on face-to-face contact and were set in a group context and many projects involved vulnerable older people in care settings. The need to halt the spread of the virus and protect lives brought these to an immediate halt. At the same time, the health emergency has shone a light on the importance of more cohesive communities and intergenerational relationships.”

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Old and young learning crochet in Play Hub Orehovica, Croatia

March 16, 2020 |

The enthusiastic involvement of a local women’s group in the Orehovica TOY for Inclusion Play Hub in Croatia has inspired an intergenerational crochet group there. Read how it all began in this blogpost by the Play Hub coordinator, Monika Kamenc and Marina Trbus, from Open Academy Step by Step, Croatia.

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The story of Mark and how TOY for Inclusion is supporting him

February 3, 2020 | Peter Strážik

Mark is 8 years old, one of 8 siblings, and is Roma, like dozens of others in the community of Spišský Hrhov, Slovakia. Read the story of Mark written by his headteacher, Peter Strážik who describes it as an extraordinary case, a memento, a gesture and an example for many, which deserves our attention and reflection.

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Intergenerational public space in Dublin – what we can learn from history

December 2, 2019 | Ekaterina Tikhoniouk

A blog by Ekaterina Tikhoniouk, Dublin.

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Ageless Play in Australia

September 23, 2019 | Maree Stanley and Penny Allen

Living in residential aged care can be lonely and socially isolating. It’s estimated up to 40 per cent of people living in aged care in Australia don’t get visitors.

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