LGNI are delighted to have once again been awarded funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Arts for Older People Fund.
Through this project Linking Generations NI (LGNI) will create new links between schools and older peoples groups and settings across NI. The school pupils and older people will engage in intergenerational arts activities together that will aim to address social isolation and have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of all involved.
Specifically the project will aim to:
Our participating Schools and older peoples groups/settings include:
LGNI staff will support links between the participating settings, will be delivering Dementia Awareness sessions with all of the children involved in the project, identifying local artists and then supporting the delivery of 6 intergenerational arts sessions.
We look forward to seeing these exciting links progress and watch this space for progress, photos and related news items!