Duration 60 minutes
Type of activity Long term activities
Suitability Mentally fit
Passages from films on topics of old age are selected and viewed in the intergenerational group. This is followed by a discussion about the film (depending on the selection), e.g. about dementia, about the decreasing physical powers, about last dreams, about the bucket list, about love in old age, about an independent life, etc.
Different methods can be used, which e.g. point out differences and which are introduced in the conversation.
Understanding and relationship building
The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.
Intergenerational learning and skill sharing
The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.