National Intergenerational Week 2021

Younger and older people come together to talk about the impact of Covid-19

Older and younger volunteers from different areas of Northern Ireland were paired for conversations about their experience of dealing with the pandemic. Discussions included challenges over the past year, positive moments in the midst of adversity, and what each participant hopes for the future beyond Covid-19.


"I’m delighted to bring older and younger participants together to mark National Intergenerational Week. Older people were keen to take part and gave generously of their time and their views. The conversations were fantastic and the outcomes made for interesting insights." Eddie Lynch , Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland.

Useful resources

We've put together a leaflet which summarises the outcomes of each of the four discussions between the older and younger participants.