We know that there is a need for more interaction between young people and older people in the area to bridge this age gap and develop intergenerational activities.
This weekly session will help young and old people to appreciate each other in a society where young people have increasingly been associated with anti-social behaviour and no respect for the older generation.
We also want to support older people’s initiatives to help themselves get out of isolation from their homes, the loneliness of having no one to interact with, express themselves and do anything physically and mentally entertaining.
We have initiated a health and well-being programme with older people aged 60 plus. It has been very popular and to date, the number of older people coming to the project has reached 30 on average per week.
The project consists of a weekly gathering (Thursdays – Midday) at Marner Centre that lasts for three hours each.
They do the following:
light stretching exercises
short distance walking
singing and dancing
watching film documentaries
short mat bowling
If you know someone that wants to join the club drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively come down to Marner Centre on Thursday @ Midday. Helping hands from Young Volunteers is also welcomed !