Intergenerational projects result in everyone flourishing
Updated: Sep 2, 2019
Our Boomer Business members have been bringing people together of all ages for purposeful, mutually beneficial activities which promote greater understanding and respect between generations.
Together, we're building on the positive resources that the younger and older generations have to offer each other. This contributes to building more cohesive communities, and we're all for it!
This year was the start of something new!
ORMISTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
Boomer Business Members - Paul Barry along with Kelvin Stevens are mentoring students from Ormiston Junior College, assisting with the woodwork projects they need to create as part of their “Learning Journey”.
Paul and Kelvin have really loved sharing their skills. Working with the youth keeps our Boomers young too and minds fresh as a daisy! Their latest project has been making puppets and an amazing Rising Sun backdrop for their school production “The Lion King”.
BUDDY BENCHES Manurewa High School students came to Boomer with a proposal to assist them in making Buddy Benches that will be supplied to Primary Schools around Auckland. Bullying in schools is prolific these days, and this is one way two generations can get together and help.
These benches teach young children about how important wellbeing and hauora is. The seats provide a safe space where youth will feel accepted and welcome to talk about their emotions.
Our Boomer Business members have created 4 benches to be installed into local schools so far. The school kids get to paint their own buddy bench to create a sense of ownership of them.
What a neat idea and worthy cause!
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT UNIT (C.E.U)
The metalwork gents have been keeping busy creating two gorgeous trophies made from recycled metal odds and ends found in the metal workshop.
This includes copper piping very kindly donated by a friend of Kelvins named Natasha. C.E.U. Auckland Councils development unit; helps facilitate grants, works within our communities to deliver projects such as safety issues, supports young people to be the best they can be, and so much more.
What a great way to celebrate Spring!