MSP Christina McKelvie, Minister for Equalities and Older People, Scottish Government, presented Active Stirling’s Laura Taylor with the award at the Generations Working Together annual conference, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on Wednesday 8 March,
Generations Active Together is an intergenerational project led by Active Stirling, in partnership with Generations Working Together and Stirling Council. The programme brings together Senior Sports Leaders from secondary schools with care home residents across Stirling and its surrounding communities. Breaking down barriers and perceptions of teenagers and the elderly, promoting leadership skills in pupils, and providing physical activity to the elderly and bringing communities together.
We're delighted to receive the ‘Highly Commended’ award at the Generations Working Together Awards. Our programme, taking young people into care homes to deliver physical activity to their residents has been so rewarding. It has brought massive benefits to the residents, some engaging in activity at their care home for the first time. The young people have also found it fun and rewarding to work in a completely new environment and building relationships with the residents. A big thanks to all the care homes, their staff, our local schools and of course the fantastic young people and residents of the care homes for making it such an enjoyable project to be involved in.
Find full details of the awards here
Header image - Generations Working Together, Award Winners
Image 2 - MSP Christina McKelvie with Active Stirling's Laura Taylor