Reconnecting intergenerational networks
Generations Working Together feel that it is now time to reconnect our members across our networks. We shall do this carefully and will be guided by the latest Covid guidelines, limiting numbers when recommended and practicing common sense to enable us to meet each other and reconnect. We hope that the opportunity to connect with others and share time and ideas about intergenerational relationships in our communities is something that excites you as much as us.
There is no feeling in the world quite like companionship, and feeling wanted, and appreciated, it makes us feel better. Whether it’s a friendly face to chat with, the opportunity to meet someone new, and getting connected to your community all help our health and wellbeing. That’s why the intergenerational connectedness in our lives brings that sense of involvement to more people, young and old.
Networking and its benefits
Network meetings are supported by staff and volunteers covering all areas of Scotland from the Borders to the Highlands & Islands. This involves a rich mix of community and public service groups that currently use or want to learn how to use intergenerational approaches to address the challenges of our ageing society for the benefit of local communities and the people who live there. Membership is free.
We know it’s been a while, but do you remember coming to network meetings and chatting about life and work and what happens with the people you are working with. Remember the conversations that we had face to face which were different from the ones that we have been having on zoom. Well, we can all get back to share and spend time and look at intergenerational relationships, resources and ideas to bring young and older people together.
Exploring the possibilities of intergenerational communities / activities / ideas
Intergenerational relationships and how they are good for us. We have lots to explore in our local communities to ask questions about intergenerational work and relationships. We hope that you can join us in a conversation looking to build an intergenerational nation. Ask yourself a couple of questions :
1. What intergenerational activities are going on where you live or work?
2. Are younger people and older people naturally included in the life of your local area?
3. Does your community of older and younger generations have skills, knowledge or attributes that they can share with each other?
4. What mutual interests could lead to informal intergenerational meet-ups, joint activities, or wider community projects?
Contact Bella if you have any thoughts on what you would like to do or any ideas for the conversation