Who Are Our Users?
Meet the people who benefit from our services and intergenerational work. Here’s what they have to say…
Margaret - Galgorm Care Home
Margaret from Galgorm Care Home talks about sharing stories of her youth with younger people.
“I think it’s a good idea for the younger people to work with the older people, it gives you an interest in what used to go on and how things were done”
Older and Younger People from Portavogie
“I’ve noticed now when I’m out and about some of the kids shout hello and they didn’t know me before and that’s really nice”
Older and younger people from Portavogie talk about sharing experiences during a local Intergenerational art project
Pupils - Ballymena Academy
Young People from Ballymena Academy talk about what they’ve gained from working on an intergenerational project with a local care home.
“We wouldn’t think that there would be anything interesting to talk about they’ve lived an amazing life, they’ve got so many stories to tell”
“I feel that intergenerational engagement is a vital part of my existing activity schedule and that the support and encouragement from LGNI and taking part in training has given me confidence and the ability to sustain the links with the local primary school and make new links with another care home and a nursery.”
“This project was a great opportunity for our residents, both to learn how to use a tablet and to work with younger people and share ideas, to swap history even from living in the local area, going to the same schools, or what things were like in the Troubles here. There could be a lot of exchange. The kids could learn that and teach the adults a few things. It was also a great opportunity for the older residents to socialize together too”
Primary School Teachers
“Intergenerational activity has helped our pupils become young listeners, young carers and ready for their future”
SHARON PARKER, P5 TEACHER FROM ST COMGALL’S PRIMARY SCHOOL IN BANGOR TALKS ABOUT HOW INTERGENERATIONAL WORK HAS BENEFITED PUPILS
YOUNGER AND OLDER PEOPLE CHAT ABOUT BEING INVOLVED IN A DIGITAL MENTORING INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT:
I enjoyed it because I don’t get the chance to talk to many young people and I found we had a lot in common”