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 engage care home residents and school children in intergenerational arts projects that aim to address social isolation and have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.
Specifically, we aim to:
Our participating Care Homes & Schools include:
Care Home Residents will join with school pupils and take part in intergenerational arts sessions facilitated by local artist for six weeks. The artwork and success will be showcased at individual events at each care setting. LGNI staff are delivering Dementia Friend training to all of the young people involved and will be supporting all settings involved to sustain their wonderful working relationships and connections!
Watch this space and the LGNI News section for progress!