Intergenerational Program | Marathon Health
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Interacting with this age group offers a warm and welcoming opportunity for older people to strengthen their social connections and actively participate in group-based activities.

How does the intergenerational program work?

Loneliness is something no one should feel and yet, 1 in 5 Australian’s experience this. It’s a feeling that impacts the wellbeing and social connectedness of older people and affects their quality of life.

This program brings together older people aged 65 years and over from the Lithgow community or residents of Independent Living, and children aged 3-5 years for group-based interactions.

It’s designed to support older people to live at home for as long as possible and reduce hospital admissions by promoting healthy ageing. Program details include:

  • 10 weekly sessions
  • Delivered over a 10 to 14 week period
  • Groups of at least 10 older people and 5 children

The aim of these sessions is to bring joy, while fostering positive intergenerational relationships and ultimately enriching the lives of young and older people.

First sessions to commence early 2024.

This service is supported by funding from the Nepean Blue Mountains PHN as part of the Australian Government’s PHN program.

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Page last updated: 21 November 2023