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long-term care, integenerational programming


This study explores how intergenerational programming can be improved and implemented throughout long-term care homes in Canada. To answer this question, five eligible participants were interviewed based on their experiences with intergenerational programming in long-term care settings. These participants were recruited by means of word-of-mouth, social media outreach and direct phone calls. The findings highlight the significance of selecting intergenerational activities that are accessible and enjoyable for participants, mitigating stigma towards the older generation, fostering open communication between the participants and the staff members at both facilities , having proper staffing and designation of responsibilities as well as accessibility to facilities as necessities in successful programming. This research contributes valuable insights into the practical aspects of intergenerational programming, offering solutions for long-term care homes to optimize their current programming or successfully implement new programming.


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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Lowe, M. (2024). Intergenerational programming in long-term care homes [Unpublished poster]. Sheridan College.


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