I decided to look at what things there were now which joined together generations. I found out that although there weren’t many things, the ones that I did find were pretty cool.
There was one thing which I heard about in other countries too where the programme matches people who need accommodation and are willing to support and basically be a friend to an elderly person.
The one for London I found was called “homeshare”.
A few other examples were advertisements I’ve seen, like this advert that comes around at Christmas time:
This is an advert for a charity, asking people to donate money to help those who are facing their later lives alone. This is good for those who want to help, but may not have time to be fully committed or involved.
Another website I found was called Parent Giving:
They had many useful links and information about helping out both generations become closer together.
After researching and looking into a few of these I wanted to check out a few examples of smaller scale, or coincidental unplanned bridging the gaps.