Intergenerational Places and Spaces in the Month of Communities
Tuesday 7th June 2022, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The session will talk and explore further the area of intergenerational places and spaces and what better time during month of communities when there is so much happening in our local spaces. Outdoor space can be an even greater asset when designed to connect generations rather than separate them. For example, hosting a workshop playing music, art or sport, having a lunch outdoors with people from different generations, growing together, learning together and there are some examples of places and spaces that people from our communities can use together taking in active play for people of all ages and having a mixture of multi-generational backgrounds connecting us. As such older and younger people can learn to share the same space and serve as places that build community and create intentional interactions across age groups. There are worldwide examples and ideas for the use of space, and we want to explore these ideas with our network.
We know that many of you will be taking part in The Big Lunch and this is another example of how we can bring people together in spaces and places and show how this could become a more regular occurrence if we get used to the idea of more intergenerational community spaces making communities that are safe to grow up and grow old in. We can do this through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and projects that will one day become a way of life for all.
Guest Speaker TBC.