Learning for the Fourth Age

LearningFourthAgeLearning for the Fourth Age provides one-to-one learning opportunities to older people living in care settings in Leicester and Leicestershire using a network of younger volunteers.
Activities have included learning languages and instruments, arts and crafts activities, computing and technologies, literature, social history, making lifestory videos, knitting and keeping up to date with current affairs.
 
This intergenerational project boosts confidence and sociability for everyone and creates new relationships between generations. It has also been linked to reduced medication and increased job prospects for older people.
 
Supported by the Nominet Trust and care home fees, Learning for the Fourth Age is also piloting domiciliary visits with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
 
For more information see: http://www.l4a.org.uk/

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