Connecting Generations

Connecting Generations

Celebrating and Learning


Connecting Generations Event Bangor University 11th April 2019

This event was an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest research findings and best practice in intergenerational programmes, guest speakers included Heléna Herklots (Older Peoples Commissioner for Wales), Stephen Burke (United for All Ages), Tanya Strange (Ffrind i mi), a panel of practitioners and also a choice of workshops including the outcomes of the Care share research by Bangor University researchers following the Hen Blant Bach series (S4C) and The toddlers that Took on Dementia (BBC Wales).

The event included examples from practice in the housing sector, local authorities, education and the health board. Delegates gained from an interactive morning where they learned from leaders in bringing older adults and the younger generations together for mutual benefits. The event was a partnership between the Wales Centre of Ageing and Dementia Research, Grŵp Cynefin and Gwynedd Council. Delegates were also invited to apply for ‘seed funding’ new intergenerational projects and the conference partners awarded £1200 to six new projects.

Each delegate also received a free book Billy the superhero, published following the work of Ffrind i Mi children.

113 delegates attended the event.


Presentations from the day:


Intergenerational choir video, with children from Ysgol Pen Barras:

Some pictures from the day:




Morwena Edwards - Presiding Officer of the Event, Gwynedd County Council




Helena Herklots - Older Peoples Commisioner


Solidarity between generations is vital, say Commissioners




Stephen Burke - United for all ages


Presentation:  United For All Ages



Tanya Strange - Ffrind i Mi


Presentation:  Ffrind i mi


Educational talk by Esgob Morgan School


Catrin Hedd Jones, Bangor University,

Alison Clyde, Generations Working Together,

Ffion Haf Davies, Llys Eilian/ The Toddlers that took on dementia,

Edwin Humphreys, CPN BCUHB,

Glenda Roberts, (Prosiect Anti Glenda),

Ann Pari Williams, Gwynedd County Council.


Intergenerational choir


The room full of energy and enthusiasm


Agenda from the day:



Further information:



The Toddlers Who Took On Dementia

These children are getting through to people with dementia - and it's magical. ❤️

Posted by BBC One on Monday, July 9, 2018
Clip from “The Toddlers who took on Dementia” BBC, Darlun Cyf