Generations

July 2019- Teddy Bear's picnic to celebrate our first school year of Generations. Started Autumn 2018, restarts Sept. 2019

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The following appeared in the below electronic newsletter regarding loneliness & appealing for new ideas to help those affected :

Methodist Children
and Youth

June/July 2019

THE WELL NEWS

                  PILOT GROUPS NEEDED

 

Methodist Children, Youth & Families is really excited to be partnering with MHA (formerly Methodist Homes for the Aged) to pilot a brand new intergenerational befriending scheme, under the Agents of Change banner. We are looking for a small number of children's, youth groups, families or congregations to help us pilot this brand new piece of work.

Could you, your family, your group or your congregation...

  • … organise an activity - such as crafts or a quiz - to run in an MHA home?
  • … send letters or cards as part of a pen pal scheme with MHA service users?
  • … volunteer to regularly visit an MHA home or sheltered accommodation and befriend residents?
  • … help to raise awareness locally about the need for befriending volunteers?
  • … or do something else that helps to build bridges between generations and tackle loneliness and isolation?

Want to be inspired?

Click here to read a lovely story from Ebenezer Methodist Church in Jerseywhere eldest and youngest members of the congregation are uniting in a new club, ‘Generations’.

 

If the answer is 'yes' or even 'maybe' then please email Lynne Norman to show an expression of interest and find out more!

 

 

 

GENERATIONS - This came about after Ebenezer’s Leadership Team had seen the  2018 -TV programme ‘Old People’s Home for 4 years old’ and a new series on Channel 4 which has just finished.
It was  an amazing experience for all those who took part, young and old alike and  with added proven health benefits..  
We have 10 children keen to meet our more senior folks from our island community, so if you know of any elderly people who would benefit from an afternoon  of fun, song and a cup of tea for a chat let Amy Britton know.
We are also well aware of loneliness amongst our elderly community , & we intend to reach out where we can.
It is recognised that 1 in 4 people suffer with loneliness in their later life. The UK government have recognised this need & in 2018 appointed a minister for loneliness.

BBC Radio Jersey came to our February 2019 session & made a recording, this can be heard by going to our ...LINKS.... tab , see below:   'GENERATIONS' interview Feb. 2019 
Interview at February 2019 session of 'Generations'. Interview played at 2:39:00 on Sunday 03/03/19. To hear click on the link below, then leave it & it will start to play automatically for you.(Or on the forward play button in the circle,then on volume slide bar until you get to 2hours39mins00seconds, & that's the start of the interview)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p070mk1z 

                                                         

Generations

Giving children and older people the opportunity to enjoy time together; forging friendships, learning from one another and making memories.

During each session all ages will enjoy games, puzzles, building, craft, colouring and conversation together as well having some light refreshments. We will then read a story and learn some songs.

Place: Ebenezer Methodist Church

Times: Arrive from  2.45 and finish at 4.30 pm

Dates: Thursdays: Usually 2nd Thursday  , term time only,  contact us for details.

…because there’s no feeling in the world quite like companionship.

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