What does ‘being old’ mean to you?

At the commencement of the Reminiscence Project, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council worked with ‘Linking Generations Northern Ireland’ who carried out preparation sessions in each of the two Primary schools involved; Killyhommon P.S and Derrygonnelly P.S.

This was very useful in establishing a baseline for the upcoming Intergenerational Reminiscences project,  enabling us to better gauge any attitudinal changes in the younger people towards older people over the course on the workshops.

During the workshop one group identified ‘Older People’ as those over 50 years of age, following an exercise to discuss common characteristics of ‘Older People’ they somewhat thankfully revised this up to those over 70.