We are happy to share the news that today, 11 October 2023, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has published and made freely available, the Connecting Generations Guide. It builds on the evidence in the Global report on ageism that interventions for intergenerational contact have been proven to work in addressing ageism, together with policy, law and educational interventions.
Connecting Generations provides step-by-step guidance for anyone wanting to use inter-generational practice to combat ageism and to promote understanding and mutual respect among generations.
ICDI staff were amongst the panel of experts who peer reviewed ‘Connecting Generations’ during its development and the TOY programme is included as a case study and one of the featured intergenerational organisations around the world in the Guide.
The Guide, which was edited by the Demographic Change and Health Ageing team in WHO, is part of the global campaign to combat ageism.