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Shining a light on Global Intergenerational Week

26 April 2022
Ards Art Centre getting ready to light up pink for Global Intergenerational Week

Ards Art Centre

L-R: Lynn Heatley (LGNI, Development Worker), Lynne Bennett (LGNI, Development Worker), Cllr Robert Adair (Deputy Mayor, Ards & North Down Borough Council), Geraldine McCann (Ards and North Down Age-friendly Coordinator), Cllr Janice MacArthur (Ards and North Down Borough Council and Age-friendly Champion), Vicki Titterington (LGNI, Director)

LGNI are delighted that a number of Councils are celebrating Global Intergenerational Week by lighting up their civic buildings in pink to mark the occasion.

Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council are illuminating  The Palace Armagh, Armagh Gaol, Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre and Old Town Hall Banbridge.

Pictured above is the light up at Ards Art Centre on Monday 25 April which was attended by LGNI staff and Cllr Adair, Deputy Mayor and Cllr Janice MacArthur from Ards and North Down Borough Council, with Geraldine McCann, the North Down Age-friendly Co-ordinator.

In the Mid Ulster District Council area 3 buildings, the Bridewell Theatre in Magherafelt, the Burnavon Theatre in Cookstown and Ranfurly House in Dungannon, will be lighting up in pink from 25 - 29 April.

Now in its third year, Global Intergenerational Week runs from 25 April until the 1st May and looks to inspire individuals, groups and organisations to fully embrace intergenerational practice.

The week involves a variety of themes which provide opportunities to share ideas and give inspiration. These include reconnecting, combating loneliness and isolation, celebrating intergenerational spaces, informing our future, celebrating intergenerational solidarity and breaking down age barriers.

There are lots of ways to get involved including attending LGNI events, downloadable resources, partner events and showing your support via social media posts.  For more information visit our Global Intergenerational Week page.   #IntergenerationalWeek