As part of the actions for September 2019 as World Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the Greek Association of Alzheimer’ s Disease and Related Disorders (of) Chalkida, in collaboration with the 9th Chalkida Elementary School and the Samaritis Volunteer Corps, intergenerational action “I walk in the woods …” on Wednesday 25/09/2019 at 09.30-12.30 in Kanithos Grove (Arch. Makarios & Aristotle Avenue).
It is an intergenerational activity that includes picnics, sharing experiences and group play. The action will be carried out with the participation of schoolchildren and teachers, senior citizens and people with dementia, with the coordination of health professionals (psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, gymnasts).
Awareness campaigns include familiarization and authentic interaction processes, by adapting group recreational activities to the capabilities of all participants. The benefits of intergenerational actions for young students are found in the areas of empathy and communication.
The aim of the actions of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’ s Disease and Related Disorders (of) Chalkida is to change attitudes and behaviors towards dementia. The number of participants in awareness raising activities is multiplying in the community.