Intergenerational connections are essential for rebuilding

Intergenerational connections are essential for rebuilding

The pandemic has increased isolation, loneliness and has resulted in the loss of connections. Both younger and older people have faced ageism, loss and illness over the last 18 month and this has exacerbated ageism and intergenerational divide in our communities. It's vital that we fight this as long-term loneliness is as damaging to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. So we feel that a key priority should be to use intergenerational connections to fight loneliness and ageism. It is not simply nice thing to do, but an essential step to rebuilding our communities. Left unchecked we will see ageism, poor health outcomes and more stereotypes and prejudice in our communities as a result of COVID-19.


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