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Intergenerational Care

Over the next two years, researchers from Griffith University will be evaluating the intergenerational activities taking place between the children and seniors at our Early Learning Centres and Residential Aged Care homes to assist with the development of guidelines around intergenerational care.

The project was temporarily put on hold during COVID-19 due to social distancing requirements, making way for a short-term technology based intergenerational pilot to run between residents at Mercy Village and students from Rehoboth Christian College.

The results of these research projects will not only benefit our intergenerational care program at MercyCare, but will help to shape an evidence-based approach for such programs in the wider community, by building new insight into intergenerational programs, developing best outcomes for both generations and supporting new career pathways and training opportunities for the education, care and aged care workforces.