Griffith research is demonstrating how merging child care and aged care systems, along with the widespread implementation of Intergenerational Care programs can enhance engagement and create a special bond between the generations which has a positive impact on the sense of well-being among the elderly, especially older people with dementia, and improve confidence and communication skills in children.

Professor Anneke Fitzgerald and Dr Katrina Radford from the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, along with other members of the Intergenerational Care team held a public forum at South Bank campus on August 21 to present the key findings and lessons from this important research. 

Short presentations were be given by the lead researchers on the participant, educational, economic and workforce outcomes of the research, followed by a Q&A session for all to participate.

Find out more about the project on the Intergenerational Care Project website.