“It is often believed that older people are interested only in their tiny personal issues, that young people are not committed. That is far from being true!”
About intergenerational ties
Family is a natural intergenerational community, but family has been constantly changing together with the changing society since 1960. Even the old definition of family “community of adults characterised by common residence, economic cooperation and raising children” does not fit anymore.
Today there is a strong need to support both family and social intergenerational ties and bonds. There are several ways to do it, intergenerational policy, projects, practices and centres being just some of them.
In different setting intergenerational education and learning developed from older adult education all of them being primarily meant to support social ties and transformation. This being a long process, a compilation of short educational and learning events does not seem to be the solution of choice.