In this section, we present the training programme developed by the partners throughout the project, to encourage play between older people and children, with ideas specific for each of the partners’ countries. With a chapter on ageism, the specific discrimination against older persons due to their age, the training programme provides an overview of obstacles facing older persons, and ways to help them overcome them.
The programme then details the ways to organise a successful intergenerational activity, from planning to carrying it out. Most important in this regard is the ability to take into consideration the different needs of the participants, stemming from their age, their levels of ability, their cultural background, and other factors that impact their worldview and experiences. This is why the programme has been written by partners in six European countries, with different cultural backgrounds, in order to offer a wide variety of examples.
Throughout this training programme, you will also learn how to devise your own activities, based on the aims you set for each one, and the participants you will have.
Finally, you will get a deeper look into both addressing the needs of an intergenerational target demographic, but also the obstacles they may present, as well as the tools to overcome them.
Careworkers, social workers, and volunteers working with elderly people
Learn about learning mechanisms and ageism
Learn what is Intergenerational Learning
Learn how to plan, implement, and facilitate Intergenerational Learning activities