The Grey Matters project has been created to continue the spirit of the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity and seeks to find ways to improve education, community engagement and well-being for older people, by examining ways of re-engaging older people in community life through involvement in informal learning through participatory theatre and arts.
In particular the project will address:
- A widening gulf of misunderstanding between different generations
- The lack of opportunities for interaction, joint learning opportunities for different generations
- The lack of confidence which is a barrier to learning for older people, older people feeling they are too old to learn, and have nothing to give to community