Aggie’s Grannies is bringing together the very old with the very young by pairing up pre-school groups such as nurseries or drop in centres with nursing homes/care homes for combined activities on a regular basis to build lasting relationships and go someway to combat generational segregation and ageism.
The key is in the youngest and oldest. Both ends of life. Who dosen’t love a young child – especially the older generation. The joy they bring is palpable. They are unthreatening and innocent and represent hope for the future of society which the older generation have contributed so much to. The very young in turn are open to love and attention and bringing them into care/nursing home facilities will familiarise them with the aged from early on, to go forward in society with an inclusive perspective.
Starting with Scallywags nursery and Silk Court Care Home in Tower Hamlets we have received a small grant from St. Katherine and Shadwell trust to bring together these two groups twice a month for combined activities on a permanent basis.
It is still in its infancy so on this site we aim to keep an up to date account of how we are doing through interviews and ongoing monitoring.