Liverpool John Moores University

The Intergenerational Café: bringing the old and young together

The Intergenerational Café, founded by Liverpool John Moores University, is a programme that sees older people pass on traditional skills to young people. A very simple concept, the project brings together a community’s older population, who are often at risk of social isolation, with local parents and children to learn how to cook, bake, fix bicycles, sew and knit. Part of its appeal is the mutual benefits that develop as a result of the interactions between the young and old.

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