GRANDFriends - a free program for young and old

Published on 21 August 2023


The successful ABC series showed how two quite different age groups have much more in common than they realise. Intergenerational programs have a positive influence on people’s mental and physical health and enrich the quality of personal connections and relationships.

Unley’s own intergenerational program ‘GRANDFriends’ starts soon and will run over five sessions for about two hours per fortnight. Each session centres around a different activity such as cooking, recreation and sport, art, and dancing. The focus of the program is on older adults aged 65+ years and teenagers in Grades 7 and 8, and is all about having fun, learning new skills, and building friendships.

GRANDFriends will commence at 4.30pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023 with a shared dinner at Unley Oval to launch the program and enable participants to get to know each other.

If you'd like to know more and to register your interest, click here on the Eventbrite link.

GRANDFriends is supported by funding from Office for Ageing Well through the 2022-23 Age Friendly SA Grants, and by Lifechanger, an organisation promoting positive mental health and welfare of young people. Image courtesy of ABC Television's 'Old People's Home for Teenagers'.

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