Sharing their experiences to build respect
Inter-generational awareness was the message at an Age Concern Southland "Generational Day" in Invercargill yesterday.
Grandparents and grandchildren gathered at the event, working together to create positive memories and learning experiences. Age Concern Southland centre manager Janette Turner said the day was about building inter-generational respect between older and younger generations.
"It's about respect and dignity. They [children] can learn about elder abuse and neglect from a young age and therefore be more aware of it."
During the event, grandparents and their grandchildren were encouraged to share memories and experiences with one another, as well as learning photography skills at a special workshop.
Images from the day will be displayed at an exhibition at Age Concern from next week, after being unveiled at a ceremony attended by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.
Age Concern educator Jan Pfeifer said the day was the result of about five months' planning, and they were "absolutely happy" with how the event turned out. "Everybody seems to be really enjoying themselves."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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