Susan Blackbourn

Quality & Safety Director, Aged Care Mercy Health

Aged Care Plenary Day Two: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

2:00 PM Intergenerational Programs are not just for 4 Year Olds! The Benefits and Challenges of Establishing an Intergenerational Program in Aged Care

In 2020, Mercy will commence a pilot of an intergenerational program whereby a classroom will be built at their Bendigo facility for teenagers to complete a semester of schooling. Popular intergenerational programs tend to focus on younger children, however this project will be aimed at teenagers aged 14 and 15, which can pose a unique set of challenges. This session will explore the ground work in place for the pilot and what led Mercy to invest in this project:

  • Demonstrating the value and impact of intergenerational care and benefits for all involved 
  • Groundwork that has to go into establishing an intergenerational program
  • Addressing practical challenges and enabling a sustainable approach to intergenerational care

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Susan.

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