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Dementia friendly communities_and_intergenerational_working_part2_gwt_nat_conf_2017

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Benefits of Intergenerational approach to Dementia Friendly Communities: everyone has a valuable part to play to support their community.

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Dementia friendly communities_and_intergenerational_working_part2_gwt_nat_conf_2017

  1. 1. Generations Working Together: National Conference Dementia Friendly Communities & Intergenerational Working 8th March, 2017 Richard Leckerman Ellie Donnelly
  2. 2. Video: Young Volunteers in Lewis and Harris Examples of Established Intergenerational Working
  3. 3. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES – Video Spending time with people with dementia in meaningful, enjoyable activities ceilidhs, art projects, crafts, dancing shows taking part in Community Activities Walking Group, Lunches, Singing Groups and Concerts chatting, singing and playing instruments Fundraising to support community activities Youth and Philanthropy Initiative - 7 school groups between Nicolson Institute and Sir E Scott presented for YPI charity funding Nicolson Institute Interact (Rotary) club – hospital garden project West Highland Way Walk and Beetle Drive
  4. 4. Attending and supporting fundraising events Soup and Pud Lunches , Supermarket Bag Packs, Coffee Mornings, Memory Walks, Dementia Dips(sea). Undertaking Co-ordination of further Dementia Friends information sessions in schools Ongoing interest and commitment to engagement with volunteering and fundraising opportunities
  5. 5. KEY POINTS Benefits of Intergenerational approach to Dementia Friendly Communities everyone has a valuable part to play to support their community Benefit of young volunteers in the care environment and the community to people with dementia, formal and informal carers and experienced volunteers and staff. Developmental and personal benefits for young volunteers
  6. 6. LEARNING Mutual and supportive exchange and development of knowledge and skills Everyone needs to feel listened to for their lives and experiences to be valued, and acknowledged as individuals Development of young volunteers’ skills and confidence around; dementia, empathy, communication, art/IT activities, project development, group governance and social responsibility. Dementia friendly communities develop through knowledge and understanding of living well with dementia, and its challenges, requiring supportive relationships to maintain community connections and reduce isolation.
  7. 7. S2 PUPILS NICHOLSON INSTITUTE SCHOOL STORNOWAY- FUNDRAISER
  8. 8. LEWIS YOUTH COUNCIL - FUNDRAISER
  9. 9. YPI – NICHOLSON SCHOOL STORNOWAY FUNDS AWARD
  10. 10. ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND VOLUNTEERS INTERGENERATIONAL WORKING IN ACTION
  11. 11. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING…… ANY QUESTIONS ?

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