Young German and French students visit the elderly in nursing homes in both France and Germany to find out about the resident’s life stories. These stories will be documented through video recordings and images made by the young people themselves who will be working closely with a Franco-German facilitation team. Each exchange visit is completed by a celebration that brings together the different generations.
Find out more
- Geschichten, die das Leben schreibt (link to project site, description in German and French)
- More Intergenerational Project examples
- The Monash Intergenerational, Intercultural Encounters & Second Language Development Project
Source: Age Platform Europe, Good practices
European Day of Solidarity between Generations – Events
In May 2011 approximately 70 people arrived at the “Pfefferwerk” in Berlin to jointly celebrate the European Day of Solidarity between generations. Community groups were invited to a day of action which invited dialogue between the generations.
Beatbox im Pflegeheim: how intergenerational music was made in a Stuttgart nursing home
In a Stuttgart nursing home young students and trainees found out how rewarding it can be to spend time with the elderly. By experimenting with making music and musical instruments together (including Beat Boxing!), the young and old experienced the world through each others eyes.