Read all the latest intergenerational practice news from around Scotland.
Ruth Maguire (MSP for Cunninghame South) recently highlighted the work of Anam Cara (a Dementia Respite Unit) in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire in the Scottish Parliament, as well as linking the organisation with Generations Working Together. Last week she helped out with the intergenerational quiz that took place in the centre. Read More
Older volunteers are needed to help raise attainment levels in Perthshire schools as part of a new community project. Read More
The new facility will serve 2 to 18 year olds as well as providing further education opportunities and community facilities for the town. Read More
Impact Arts are runing Craft Café workshops in Paisley, Johnstone and Barrhead for people over the age of 60. These are relaxed, friendly and creative sessions to socialise and pick up skills from an artist-in-residence. Read More
Join Craft Cafe as part of the Luminate Festival, celebrating arts for older people. The craft Cafe, a local art group for ages 60+ will have an open day. Read More
Intergenerational music therapy: bridging the generational gap through community-based music making.
*Introduction* Intergenerational programming is mutually beneficial for participating generation groups. Children and older adults involved in intergenerational activities demonstrate improved attitudes toward, and interaction with the opposite age group (Belgrave, 2011; Isaki & Harmon, 2015). Older adults also demonstrate increased physical activity/function, intellectual ability, and improvements in areas related to quality of life (Sakurai et al., 2016). Despite these documented benefits, there is a large gap in intergenerational research due to a limited number of studies that examine effects across multiple domain areas, and even fewer that are music-based. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify the effects of an intergenerational music therapy program on children’s literacy, older adults’ physical functioning and self-worth, and interactions between the two age groups. Read More
Young Carers Project and Later Life Matters (both Big Lottery funded projects) through consultation and discussion agreed that both projects would benefit and learn from sharing each other’s experiences, knowledge and strengths. Read More
“Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society” The theme of the 2017 International Day of Older Persons is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with old persons’ basic rights, needs and preferences. Read More
On September 6th 2017 Generations Working Together had a motion heard in parliament which was brought by Christine Grahame MSP. She highlighted the work of the charity, as well as other local intergenerational projects such as the Newbyres Nursery/Care home project. This is the full text from the motion. Read More
This report presents the findings of the 2016 Scottish Health Survey. The survey provides data extending back over 20 years and has been running to a continuous design since 2008. The 2012-2016 surveys were commissioned by the Scottish Government and produced by a collaboration between ScotCen Social Research, the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow, The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and The Public Health Nutrition Research Group at Aberdeen University. Read More