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Providing everything from a little help to specialised care, our flexible Home and Community Support services cover home nursing, home assistance and allied health.

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Creating connections: Building strong intergenerational relationships

Having a strong social network and meaningful social interactions improves health and well-being and even protects against cognitive decline. Unfortunately for many people, as they age their social network
becomes smaller. With families often moving away for work or study, many older people can find themselves feeling lonely and socially isolated, whether they live at home or in a residential community.

Fostering healthy intergenerational relationships is one way to reduce social isolation while also recreating the connections between generations. Creating real opportunities to talk and do activities together is also one of the most powerful ways to break down ageist attitudes and negative ideas around ageing.

Bolton Clarke Research Institute's Dr Xanthe Golenko speaks on the latest research around intergenerational play and opportunities to grow strong intergenerational connections. Read our consumer white paper with expert tips for creating closer intergenerational connections here.