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) engaged care home residents and school children in intergenerational arts projects that aimed to address social isolation and have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.
Specifically the project aimed to:
Our participating Care Homes & Schools included:
Care Home Residents joined with school pupils and took 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 delivered Dementia Friend training to all of the young people involved and supported all settings involved to sustain their wonderful working relationships and connections!
See some pictures below and related news items! Report to come soon!
Watch this space and the LGNI News section for progress!