Shared IG model most cost-effective: findings from Australia

September 17, 2019 |

The Intergenerational Care Project team led by Griffith University’s researchers Dr Katrina Radford, Professor Anneke Fitzgerald and Dr Nerina Vecchio held a Q&A Open Forum (click to view the full Open Forum) on 21st August where they shared key findings on participant, workforce and economic outcomes of their study. The Project involved the development, implementation and evaluation of an intergenerational learning program in Australia involving children aged 3 to 5 years and older adults in residential care or attending day respite care services.

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4-year-olds discuss emotions with older people on Australian TV

September 17, 2019 |

During the past few weeks Australian ABC TV have been broadcasting their interpretation of the TV documentary series of 4-Year-Olds in an Old People’s Home.  Just like in the other countries (UK, Spain, the Netherlands) where this social experiment has been done,the public reaction in Australia has been enthusiastic.

In this clip you will see young and old discussing happiness and loneliness together.



TOY online course starts on 14 October. REGISTER NOW!

August 30, 2019 |

Are you interested in bringing older adults and young children together to share knowledge, skills, values and have fun? If yes, then the TOY online course “Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach” is what you are looking for!

The next edition of the TOY Online Course will start on 14 October 2019.

Click here to register now! 

For more information about the course, please visit the course page or contact us at 

DCU presented TOY for Inclusion impact evaluation at EECERA

August 22, 2019 |

On August 21, our colleagues of the Dublin City University – Early Childhood Research Centre, Dr Gillian Lake, Prof Mathias Urban, Dr Geraldine French, Fiona Giblin and Therese Farrell, presented the conceptual framework for the impact evaluation of the second phase of the TOY for Inclusion project at the EECERA conference in Greece .

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The Storyteller Project and TOY: remote reading aloud sessions

July 2, 2019 |

The Storytellers Project is a concept for a new library service connecting a community of senior readers to children and their families for remote reading aloud sessions. Children use the Storybell robot at home to connect with seniors willing to read. The Storybell robot transmits their reading live allowing them to speak as if they were on the phone. >> Read more