Pandemic highlights need for intergenerational act
By Helen Vost - Managing Director
Increasing feelings of isolation and loneliness have been reported in young and old people alike as the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has reached its first year milestone. Schools have been closed again and young people remain cut off from their friends. It is also many months since older people in care homes have been able to receive family visitors although the roll out of a vaccine has thankfully started to provide protection against the virus. The Active Across Ages project remains more relevant than ever and, although challenging, young people have been encouraged to try to connect with older people digitally by setting up zoom meetings and facetime calls.
It has been inspiring to see many examples of older people taking on physical activity challenges to raise funds for a plethora of charities which have all been struggling with financial sustainability during the pandemic and then how young people, many with disabilities, who have been inspired by older people to take on their own physical activity challenges too raise funds.
The fun activity cards which were produced have been a great way to promote all manner of ways in which older people can stay active – be it ten-pin skittles, alphabet challenge, ballet warm-up, sock boccia or dancing days.
Your support has been so important to us and we look forward to face to face connections being re-established hopefully as early as the Spring.
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