The latest meeting of the Camden Intergenerational Network

We had 30 members attend the 8th May meeting of the Camden Intergenerational Network, and heard from two fascinating speakers. Dr Libby Drury from Birkbeck, University of London, spoke about her research on Making Intergenerational Connections, which you can find here. As a group, we discussed the findings on intergenerational friendships and their power to combat ageism.

Dr. Tarsha Finney from the Royal College of Art spoke about her work on Intergenerational Cities, and we had a very interesting discussion about intergenerational living. Find out more about Dr. Finney’s work here.

At the end of the meeting the group put together resources, asks and news for the wider network. Please take a look at them and get in touch if you would like to respond to an offer or ask.

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If you have a question, or want to suggest a speaker or discussion for the next event, please do get in touch. We are always happy to publicise relevant events on our website and Twitter so please contact us if you’d like to share something.

We always welcome new members so please get in touch if you’d like to join the Network!


Asks

  • I want to find schools – primary and secondary – who’d like a dance workshop run by over 60s dancers in Camden. I have not done one of these in Camden yet. Possibly during Intergenerational Week. I can offer Portuguese, Spanish, S. African, Latin American styles

  • Local illustrator Arthur Rackham illustrated more than 65 books including Peter Pan, Wind in the Willows, Shakespeare,Dickens, Mother Goose. Many of his most celebrated illustrations were done at a time when he lived in Camden. With funding approved to erect a bench to commemorate this Belsize Park/ Primrose Hill artists should contact Myra: friendsofbelsizelibrary1@gmail.com

  • Please share strategies and programmes tackling issues facing older adult population. Charmaine.browne@islington.gov.uk.

  • I would like to be in touch with Camden schools and organisations to advertise our programme: Kinship Connections run by Grandparents Plus. Coffee mornings and support groups. Contact Maxine Campbell Maxine.campbell@grandparentsplus.org.uk

Questions

  • Any ideas on intergenerational activities to bring people together on safety/ crime – for example ‘older gen’ fear of “gangs”

Offers

  • Camden Community Connectors is a free, informal and friendly service for any Camden residents aged 60 or above. Camden’s Community Connectors help you to connect with your community in a way that suits you. 

  • Every Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm – 50+ coffee morning at The Thanet youth and community centre. For more info contact emily@thethanet.com

  • Camden Green Gym every Tuesday and Thursday 10.45am – 2pm (with tea break at 12.30). Various locations around Camden borough. www.tcv.org.uk/camden. Email: gg-camden@tcv.org.uk

  • Future Makers in Camden

  • Check out Rose Lipman art shows

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