Friday saw the launch of the Intergenerational Summer of Age, a partnership between Young Bristol and LinkAge. Ricky Bush the Senior Intergenerational Community Development Worker for LinkAge gave a rundown of the history of the intergenerational work that LinkAge has been doing over the last 3 years, the importance of intergenerational work in today’s society and the diverse and aspirational range of activities that he has planned with Young Bristol for this summer.
Lee Williams from Young Bristol said, “I am really looking forward to working with LinkAge. We have worked with them in the past and there is so much synergy between the work that LinkAge undertakes and the work that Young Bristol does…..…it’s all so similar, it is just with different age groups! The chance to link all this together is going to be really exciting. We don’t want this to be just the Summer of Age, we want long term intergenerational activities established across the city and we know that together Young Bristol and LinkAge can really make it work.”
Ricky Bush from LinkAge, “There is such a buzz around the Summer of Age, we already have lots of people booking onto the sessions and really see this as a catalyst to some really exciting long term intergenerational projects. With a range of creative activities, sporting opportunities, IT, Bush Craft and a scratch choir to name a few, there really is something for everyone.”
The whole event was hosted by Sensory Heaven who are based at the Vassal Centre. Sensory Heaven provide a real range of activities, expertise and support around happiness and mental wellbeing and have a dedicated team of staff including a very talented dog called Bengy! Sensory Heaven are an important partner in the Summer of Age and provided free taster sessions of reflexology, craft sessions, massage and much more. www.sensory-heaven.co.uk for more info
The places for the Summer of Age are going quickly! Please phone for more details and book your place. 0117 353 3042