OPQUAL (older person's quality of life and well-being)

The growth of older people in Sub-Saharan African with limited care resources and the relationships between related and unrelated generational members has become increasingly important. Intergenerational relations (relational well-being) are important for social cohesion in communities (collective well-being) as well as for the wellbeing of community members (personal). Strained intergenerational relationships prompted the development of interventions to promote intergenerational cohesion. Come dine with me Batswana meals! Intergenerational relationships through the exchange of traditional food knowledge project was developed to explore relationships across generations in rural and economically vulnerable communities. The focus of the project is to promote intergenerational relationships and interactions through community engagement, participation and action.

 

For further information about this project, contact Dr Shingairai Chigeza.