The objective of the project is to enhance the social inclusion and well-being of senior citizens through the implementation of intergenerational programs. These programs will aim to foster meaningful interactions and relationships between senior citizens and younger generations, promoting understanding, empathy, and mutual support. By engaging seniors and youth in joint activities, the project seeks to achieve the following:
- Social Inclusion: Create an inclusive environment where senior citizens feel valued, respected, and actively participate in community life. Encourage intergenerational connections that reduce social isolation and loneliness among older adults, providing them with a sense of belonging and purpose.
- Well-being: Improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of senior citizens through regular interactions with younger generations. Promote active aging by providing opportunities for seniors to stay mentally and physically engaged, fostering a sense of vitality and personal fulfillment.
- Knowledge and Skill Exchange: Facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills, and experiences between seniors and younger individuals. Enable seniors to share their wisdom, life lessons, and expertise with younger generations, while providing opportunities for youth to learn from the wealth of knowledge possessed by older adults.
- Intergenerational Learning: Foster intergenerational learning environments where both seniors and younger individuals can learn from one another. Encourage the transfer of traditional wisdom, cultural practices, and historical perspectives, while promoting the acquisition of new skills, technological literacy, and contemporary knowledge.
- Community Cohesion: Strengthen community bonds and promote social cohesion by bridging generational gaps. Facilitate intergenerational cooperation and collaboration on community projects, fostering a sense of collective responsibility and shared purpose.
- Attitude and Perception Shift: Challenge ageist stereotypes and biases by showcasing the value and contributions of senior citizens. Promote positive intergenerational attitudes, encouraging mutual respect, empathy, and understanding across age groups.
By accomplishing these objectives, the project aims to create a society where senior citizens are actively engaged, socially included, and experience improved overall well-being, while younger generations benefit from the wisdom and guidance of older adults.