The UK’s first National Intergenerational Week takes place from 23rd to 29th March 2020.
Once upon a time, older generations were much more involved with younger people, and vice versa. But times change. Parents are having children later in life and living greater distances from their own parents. Not to mention that lives seem busier nowadays. Add to this the fact that our lives are becoming more segregated and accommodation for older people is, more often than not, set apart from where younger generations live.
All these things can drive a wedge between different generations. Isolation can begin to creep in. Along with a poorer understanding and awareness of each other. It’s a downward spiral where negative stereotypes and attitudes can take hold all too easily. We think it’s about time we change the way we do things. It’s time to say no to the age gap.
National Intergenerational Week is all about celebrating those moments and places where different age groups come together for shared benefit. Join us on #IntergenerationalWeek as we say no to the age gap.