Intergenerational Digital Storytelling
The amazing stories of some of our older residents have been brought to life as part of a unique intergenerational storytelling program.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council partnered with Humankind Enterprises to run the Digital Storytelling Program in which five young jobseekers were employed to work with 25 older community members, helping them record their stories and experiences.
The six-week program aimed to increase social inclusion for older residents, many of whom have been forced to isolate during the pandemic. Young people have also been particularly affected with job losses in industries such as hospitality and retail. The young people worked with our older residents one day a week, recording stories over Zoom or phone, while building strong social connections.
A selection of video highlights is being created to celebrate participant experiences during the program.
If you have ideas for an intergenerational project, contact our Social Connection Officer on 9433 3148.