Generation Game day
Written by Sam
4th October, 2017
A group of Melin residents from 11–94 years old bridged the age gap with a ‘Generation Game’ day.
Volunteers from the housing association’s youth forum The Volume visited older people at Llys Ebwy in Ebbw Vale to see how people used to spend their free time and mark International Older Person’s Day (1st October).
Players ranged in age from 11 to 94 and all enjoyed playing traditional card games, indoor bowls and Jenga, as well as having a go on the Wii Sports games.
Sheltered Scheme Manager Liz Hughes said: “It was a fantastic event and thoroughly enjoyed by all. One of our residents commented that it was the best morning she had had in very long time.”
Callum Chapman, aged 12 is a volunteer on The Volume and attends regular meetings at the housing association with other young people to give their views and help shape the services that Melin provides. He said: “We had a brilliant time meeting the older residents. One of the men taught me how to do an amazing magic trick with playing cards and I haven’t stopped showing it to people.”