The Emmy & AACTA award-winning Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is back for a second season. Narrated by Annabel Crabb, this ground-breaking intergenerational experiment screens from Tuesday 6 April at 8.30pm on ABC TV and iview.
In the first season, Australia fell in love with the 11 residents of a retirement village and the 10 preschoolers who were brought together for daily activities. The aim, to see if uniting young and old could improve the health and happiness of older adults. This season has taken the reverse approach, with a new group of older Australians joining a bunch of lively 4 year olds, in a purpose-built pre-school.
Unlike last season, the new group of seniors all live in their own homes, but loneliness and isolation don’t just effect those living in aged care. Like the 1.6 million Australians over the age of 65, who live alone at home, the participants find themselves at the crossroads of wanting to live in their own homes but needing help to remain healthy and happy enough to stay there.
The goal for Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds, season 2, is to switch the experiment in the name of early intervention, by taking aging adults into the kids’ domain, to reconnect them to their community to help them maintain their independence. With more opportunities for home visits, excursions and community building, this early intervention idea will build on the success of the original series.
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is an Endemol Shine Australia production in association with the ABC. It is a format created by CPL Productions for Channel 4 (UK), and distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International. This production was supported by Screen Australia through the COVID-19 Budget Support Fund Program.
Watch the season 2 trailer below: