Anne Stine Hole & Christina Væting Nergård
Generasjonsmøtet M aims to provide job opportunities for youth, whilst also tending to the needs of the elderly. They offer part time jobs to youth aged 14 – 19, who in turn visit elderly at nursing homes, who often are lonely and inactive.
Youth under the age of 18 often have great difficulty acquiring their first part-time job. At the same time, many elderly in nursing homes are lonely and inactive. Some lucky youngsters will land their first job through their family’s network, but there are very few employers seeking workers under 18 years. Many seniors have participated actively in society, but when they end up in a nursing home, they may find that there is a very large distance to the outside community. Many experience losing friends and family, leading to a reduced social network and consequently less social contact.
Generasjonsmøtet M offers visiting services to nursing homes, by having youth aged 14 to 19 working as visiting friends. Young and old creates unique and cherished generational meetings through various activities and meaningful conversations. This enables an arena for sharing experiences, stories as well as knowledge and history across generations.