A ‘Day to Remember’ project

Rural Community Network in Cookstown ran a ‘Day to Remember’ project in partnership with the North Armagh Women’s Project and the Hart Memorial Primary School Portadown. The format of the event utilised the skills of the older women (arts and craft, reflexology, dancing, cookery etc) and showcased these to their much younger audience. It also allowed young people to voice their stereotypes and misconceptions about older people and the ageing process.

The event was a huge success with many of the young children asking when the older visitors would return and could it be a regular Friday activity, indicating a successful project.