The privilege of being involved as a partner with the CRC Longevity funding bid has provides an opportunity to reflect upon the contribution that older people can make to the fabric of the new places in which My Neighbourhood works.
Inter-generational community participation is an enabler of rich, balanced lives for residents in places that are often otherwise age-homogenous. Older people willingly supporting younger people represents a fabulous resource for those families who may have moved far from their place of orgin to start out on their own domestic journey. Great social outcomes and emotional resilience for both parties flows naturally, when this occurs.The penny drops for all who witness this phenomenon.
In addition to the ecomomic benefits that will arise for nations that embrace continued workforce contributions from their older citizens, the potential contribution to the fabric of comunities should be under-scored.