Why I Wish I'd Asked do what we do
I Wish I'd Asked was founded by Eva Gruen and Danny Finley in November 2017 in response to the growing issue of loneliness facing our communities. In association with David Earle of Rotary, the pilot programme is being conducted in Shepparton with the participation of schools, aged care facilities, industry and community groups.
I Wish I'd Asked stimulates intergenerational connections with the aim of easing loneliness and depression through conversation, skill sharing activities and the exchange of life experiences.
The young will practise the lost art of conversation as they engage with seniors on topics of mutual interest. The stories from our ‘Silver Warriors’ will serve to inform our young, of the rich history which abounds in our communities.
Ongoing conversations will be recorded and made available online for all to see and enjoy as extraordinary stories of ordinary Australians, become part of an oral history.
I Wish I'd Asked will continue year-round and the Shepparton pilot programme will become an example for other communities to follow and implement.
A Glimpse of I Wish I'd Asked
What We’re Doing to Tackle Loneliness
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To find out more about our purpose, our programmes, to become a sponsor or to volunteer your services call us on 0403 391 538 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.