THE ENCOUNTER PROJECT

Encounter ProjectThis is our community intergenerational project that we are piloting this year in 2018 with various care homes and schools across Worthing and Adur areas.

The idea is to use reminiscence and art sessions to bring together schoolchildren, pre-schoolers and older people living in a care home setting together.
We have received funding from Worthing and Adur Borough Council for this project.

Younger and older people are the two main groups marginalised in our society.

The purpose of this project is to-

  • Dispel myths associated with people’s assumptions about dementia.
  • Building active dementia friendly communities
  • Promoting citizenship
  • Pass on traditions through oral history via reminiscence therapy.
  • Address inequality
  • Reduce loneliness
  • Change people’s perceptions of older and younger people
  • Remove labels

All of the above can contribute to the development of a sustainable community.

If you are interested or would like to donate to our cause please get in touch by emailing lovejoycentre@gmail.com