Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Bridging generations for healthier communities

Category: Picture of health

In a primary school classroom, a young girl does an activity while an older adult looks on

With medical advances increasing lifespan, it is crucial that psychological wellbeing is maintained also. Working with West Lothian Council, primary schools and community organisations, and older adult volunteers, we are investigating the potential health, wellbeing and social benefits for older adults participating in activities with younger generations. The outcomes aim to inform public policies that respond to the challenges of an ageing society, as well as the child attainment gap.

Entrant: Anna Krzeczkowska , Psychology

Copyright: Anna Krzeczkowska

Funding: Research Excellence Award, University of Strathclyde

Collaborators: West Lothian Council, West Lothian primary schools, Generations Working Together


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