#AllAgesAugust events to bring young and old together

Think tank United for All Ages is designating August as #AllAgesAugust, to encourage integration between different age groups and help tackle loneliness, isolation and ageism.

Hundreds of events and activities will take place across the UK in August ranging from sports to art days, festivals and fetes, holidays and play days as well as conferences at museums and libraries.

United for All Ages says Britain is one of the most age-segregated countries in the world. However, by increasing awareness of intergenerational interaction can improve care, housing and learning while addressing loneliness, ageism and division in our society.

Stephen Burke, director of United for All Ages, said: ‘#AllAgesAugust is all about bringing Britain together by bringing older and younger people together and sharing common interests and concerns.

‘Hundreds of activities around the UK will enable people of all ages to have fun together and share experiences during the 31 days of August. These common bonds will also help tackle loneliness, isolation and ageism in Britain. Uniting generations will help bring Britain together.

‘What are you doing in August? It’s still not too late for organisations to get involved in the first #AllAgesAugust. Join hundreds of others bringing older and younger people together to create stronger communities and a stronger Britain – and use hashtag #AllAgesAugust.’

More information about events can be found at  or by searching Twitter with the hashtag #AllAgesAugust.

Last year, the think tank called for 500 ‘shared sites’ to be opened in care homes and community hubs across the country to help bring the old and young together.

It also recommended opening up sheltered housing schemes to students in return for volunteering and support, expanding the Homeshare scheme where older people let spare rooms to young people in return for practical support and companionship; and creating new purpose-built inter-generational housing developments.

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