Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Jas Gill
Project Title: Perspectives Program: Bringing together resources to scale
The Perspectives Program brings together people in long-term care homes with students, creating a platform for meaningful intergenerational exchange and social interaction through the co-design and co-creation of mini publications that express seniors’ stories through writing, photography, and other art media. This gives people in care a voice and provides them an opportunity for creative and emotional expression, allowing stimulation of positive memories and engagement in unique and meaningful activity – thereby interrupting the damaging discourses that surround aging and dementia. The project aims to publish the Perspectives Program Guide, create a resource-based website that shares case studies and insights, and produce an informational video and workshop series that can train academics and recreational therapists in how to best implement the program.