Youth and age interaction

How can we improve the prognosis for our maturing Australians? Suggestions, ideas, proposals for better social and health issues, including retirement accommodation, etc.

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Youth and age interaction

Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Sep 2015, 19:02

The photographs are of 20 elderly clients of the Planned Activity Group Program, who shared personal stories of achievement and happiness with students from Preston South Primary School. The students, then created poems to capture the story and the spirit of their elderly partner. The students then assisted in directing a photo shoot with their elderly partner which brought their story to life, preserving the memories through images and words.

This project was funded by the City of Darebin's Better Neighbourhoods grant program and conducted in partnership with Preston South Primary School.

The project is truly inspirational; there is beauty in pairing young and old, in hearing stories, in learning the values of others, of looking beyond appearances, in really being present in that moment when someone reveals an intimate part of them, in forming friendships.

The photographs are stunning, be sure to come and see them, we promise you'll walk away with a smile on your face. ... ion-launch
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Re: Youth and age interaction

Post by Mahalia » 09 Oct 2015, 23:42

That would be a great project - I am sure all the participants gained a lot of insight from it.
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