Quality in Ageing and Older Adults: Volume 13 Issue 4

Promoting excellence in services through research, policy and practice


Table of contents - Special Issue: Intergenerational Issues

Guest Editors: Stephen Burke

Intergenerational practice in the United States: past, present and future

Nancy Z. Henkin, Donna M. Butts

Intergenerational work has the potential to bring ages, races and cultures together to support policies and practices that help all individuals become productive citizens who use…


Older people as grandparents: how public policy needs to broaden its view of older people and the role they play within families

Sarah Wellard

The purpose of this paper is to provide a new perspective on the importance of grandparenting relationships and to highlight the continuing importance of intergenerational…


Tackling loneliness in older age – why we need action by all ages

Laura Ferguson

This paper aims to present and discuss a range of evidence from across the UK and further afield that supports the view that preventing loneliness through action by all ages will…


Why are multi generational workplaces important, and what benefits can they bring?

Jonathan Swan

This paper's aim is to explore the benefits accruing from a multi generational workforce.


Work till you drop? A note on the potential and limits of employment adjustment to demographic change

Declan Gaffney

How will labour markets adapt to population ageing? The demographic shift to be experienced over coming decades requires some sort of adjustment in working lives to balance…

Preventing lost generations: using intergenerational work to help young people

Richard Frankland, Stephanie Conder

This paper seeks to determine whether the coming together of old and young people, who live in some of the most deprived areas of the country, needs to happen naturally to form…


Housing for all ages: why and how social landlords should build bridges between different generations

Kirsty Fox

This paper's aim is to illustrate the importance of multigenerational activities within the social housing sector, and provide some examples of best practice.


Prevention better than cure for optimised active ageing

Christopher Minett

This article aims to reflect on the role of prevention with respect to active ageing and why early action and intervention to promote active ageing at a societal, familial and…


The process and impact of intergenerational theatre making

Jonathan Petherbridge, David Kendall

The aim of this article is to share the process and outcomes of an intergenerational community theatre project run by London Bubble in 2011.


Funding intergenerational initiatives to strengthen local communities

Annabel Davidson Knight

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how funding support for intergenerational initiatives can have a positive impact on individuals and communities. The author aims to…

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