We do this in a variety of ways, both formal and informal. Over the past couple of years we have formed a partnership with postgraduate leadership programme, Year Here, with two of its fellows working on frontline work placements at The Bradbury, leading to a variety of initiatives including social events, a re-vamped garden and an art exhibition. We also work regularly with young people from Challenge UK and Kingston University.
‘When one reaches retirement, as you can imagine, it’s a huge change in one’s life. The two biggest effects are obviously money and the other is company. When you have spent so many years working every day with people of different generations one’s lack of conversation and interaction with others becomes a nightmare.
Last evening at The Bradbury we had a chance to get together with other people again, and for people like myself it was a lovely experience. That evening was worth far more than any medicine I could ever get from my GP. ‘
Mrs D Bryant, member of The Bradbury
As Age Concern Kingston upon Thames we pioneered intergenerational practice, achieving national recognition for work which less than a decade ago was ground-breaking, including:
Over the years our intergenerational work has included:
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