According to Article 16 of the Second World Assembly on Ageing (United Nations, 2002): We recognize the need to strengthen solidarity among generations and intergenerational partnerships…”
The term intergenerational refers to the “involvement of members of two or more generations in activities that can potentially make them aware of their different (generational) perspectives”.
The fact that our elders and our young people work together seemed a little bizarre some years ago, but our confidence in these projects so necessary for our society, the full dedication of our older collaborators and the help of our volunteers has made us continue to grow in this direction.
For this reason, and following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), we direct our actions and behaviour towards what is called active aging.
Through music, theatre and dance we propose to encourage the social participation of older people, extending their healthy life expectancy and quality of life.
The intervention we propose aims to recognise and incorporate older people as transmitters of essential values and knowledge to the new generations by creating spaces and strategies for meeting and living together, always from a participatory methodology in which all age groups have a place.
- To promote the personal, social, family and cultural development of the participants.
- To promote the active aging of the elderly and to motivate their social participation.
- To favour the acquisition of social skills that allow a greater level of autonomy to be achieved, as well as to avoid loneliness and uprooting.
- To promote a space of coexistence, which makes possible the interchange of experiences and the respect for the elderly, favoring the creation of bonds and the mutual knowledge.