Joining Generations through art at Brazley

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13th July 2023

Over the last six weeks, year two pupils from Claypool Primary School and older people with dementia at the Brazley Centre have been meeting up and collaborating on an art project while making new friends.

The project, called ‘Joining Generations’ aims to bring young and older people together to break down age barriers, build connections, get creative and encourage them to talk to one another. The project has focused on the real mental and physical health benefits of talking together and mixing up the generations.

Running alongside the project we have had an initiative called Colourful Collaboration, the children called it that because that’s something they felt. They walked and talked, collecting bits together and produced some amazing artwork.

Stella Truman, Brazley Centre Manager said:

“This has been a really inspiring project. We are so proud of everyone involved. You see lots of change and improvement in older people when they are connecting with somebody younger. It’s great to see those wonderful connections happen.”