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Development and Implementation of an Intergenerational Bonding Program in a Co-Located Model: A Case Study in Singapore

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posted on 2023-06-14, 00:58 authored by IL Yeh, SYX Wong, LSB Safaruan, YQ Kang, MST Wong, Ingrid WilsonIngrid Wilson
There is a well-established body of evidence that intergenerational bonding programs (IGPs) can improve the overall well-being of older adults and strengthen relationships and understanding between generations. There is limited literature on the experience of IGPs in an Asian context, despite many of these countries facing faster rates of population ageing than other Western countries. In Singapore, intergenerational bonding is a priority in national efforts to encourage successful ageing. This paper presents a case study of the development and implementation of a co-located (shared site) model IGP in Singapore. Drawing on interviews with key stakeholders, the aim of this case study is to present the realities of the evolution of an IGP from conceptualisation through to implementation, and used the nursing home’s COVID-19 experience to illustrate issues of sustainability affecting IGPs with vulnerable populations. The findings will inform the development and implementation of similar future programs.

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Publication Date

2022-11-29

Journal

Social Sciences

Volume

11

Issue

12

Article Number

557

Pagination

18p.

Publisher

MDPI

ISSN

2076-0760

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© 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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