The Young Friends of the Elderly CPSE Programme has been developed to encourage students to engage with older adults and to have a greater awareness and understanding of the challenges that older adults face. Through the structure of an action project respect, empathy and a sense of community will be developed.
Students will find that the CSPE programme concepts of Human Dignity and Rights and Responsibilities are the most relevant topics to cover when choosing to examine the work of Friends of the Elderly as part of their Action Project. We hope to develop partnerships with teachers to integrate intergenerational learning into classroom activities in a manner that supports the CSPE curriculum requirements and learning objectives.
Friends of the Elderly has developed a resource pack to assist teachers in promoting intergenerational learning. The activities in this pack are designed to provide teachers with ideas to work with.
Friends of the Elderly will support your project in various ways and assist you in reaching your goal of a successful CSPE action project. We are available to give talks to students about the work of Friends of the Elderly or a powerpoint presentation for those outside Dublin.
On completion of the programme Certificates of Merit will be issued by our Ambassador Ronnie Delaney of Friends of the Elderly.