Intergenerational Project engages young and older at EveryDay
We’re delighted to announce that EveryDay will be working in partnership with Jo Jingles, the UK’s largest provider of fun and interactive music, singing and movement sessions to deliver intergenerational sessions within two of our centres in North Tyneside.
Engaging all generations in song and movement.
Initially Jo Jingles will introduce it’s fun and educational music, singing and movement classes within Crossgates Extra Care Scheme and Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre. Kerry Parker. Head of Professional Care Services said “we’re delighted and proud to welcome Jo Jingles to our customers. EveryDay as a care provider wants to be at the forefront of innovative new ways to reduce social isolation, loneliness and of course bring joy, happiness and a sense of wellbeing. Music provides positive mental stimulation for both young and older generations and we feel that our customer’s motor, communication, cognitive and social/emotional skills will benefit from this interaction with the young ones and their parents”
In recent year Jo Jingles has brought children and parents into care settings to provide intergenerational music and singing sessions. These activities help to generate a music centred environment enabling participants to feel part of the community in which they reside.
Research tell us
There is an abundance of research available supporting the claim that providing activities involving different age groups has significant health benefits for those involved. Growing older doesn’t necessarily mean having to lose an interest in activities enjoyed as a child and hearing music can often stimulate very strong and meaningful memories. For many young children, exposure and familiarity with the older generation may, for a variety of reasons, be infrequent or non-existent. The same applies to the older generation who may not have regular contact with their grandchildren or families for one reason or another.
EveryDay is working hard to support the #endlonelinessinnorthtyneside campaign by introducing more activities to engage older people. Loneliness is a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation are harmful to health.
According to a study by the Red Cross in partnership with Co-op, more than nine million adults in the UK are often or always lonely. Research from the Office for National Statistics also found that about one in 20 people always or often felt lonely.
There are currently over 850, 000 people living with dementia in the UK. It is more vital than ever to find effective activities to enhance the quality of life of people who are living with dementia. This along with the suite of activities already in place for EveryDay customers looks to unlock memories and reach the parts of the brain which other forms of communication cannot reach.
The Jo Jingles sessions will begin at Crossgates Extra Care Scheme from August 6th and Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre from August 14th.
Contact Lindsay on 07503 919452 to learn more about the Jo Jingles sessions within EveryDay or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org