21 Sep 2011

Residents of the Newington area of Thanet, Kent will begin a new intergenerational programme on Monday 3 October. The effort brings together younger and older residents of Newington in order to strengthen the community and build bonds between generations.

The Newington Intergenerational Programme is organised by The Children’s Society’s Thanet Children’s Participation Project.

The Newington programme is modelled upon the Thanet project’s similar ventures in Whitehall, Birchington, Dane Valley and Millmead. All programmes aim to resolve tensions between the generations, and help create stronger communities in which both generations are engaged and active.

Who can participate?

The programme is open to Newington-area residents who are aged 11-18 years old or at least 60 years old. You can join the programme from at any time before its conclusion in March 2012.

Colin, a 75-year-old resident who participated in one of our previous intergenerational programmes in Thanet, said: 'The Children’s Society has actively encouraged and facilitated people to talk about their worries and concerns and this has led to problems being solved. It works!'

For additional information, contact Colin Lawton at Thanet Children's Participation Project: colin.lawton@childrenssociety.org.uk or 01843 59665.


What: First meeting of the Newington Intergenerational Programme
Who: Anyone who is interested in community issues, and aged 11-18 years old or at least 60 years old
Where: Newington Community Centre, Princess Margaret Avenue, Ramsgate, CT12 6HX (map)
When: 6-8pm
More information: Colin Lawton, colin.lawton@childrenssociety.org.uk or 01843 59665