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Can mixing generations cure loneliness?

17 July 2014 Last updated at 07:02 BST

As populations across Europe age, loneliness and isolation among the elderly is becoming a growing problem.

In Germany, tackling this issue has resulted in an effort by both young and old alike with the creation of multi-generational centres, where all ages can meet, mix - and learn from each other.

The scheme is proving popular and is benefitting all generations.

Michael Buchanan reports from Berlin.