26. Generation Treff, Enger, Germany


Enger, Germany

Who is involved:

Generationen Treff Enger, a communication platform for community-oriented work with older people. In 2012 the Enger Alzheimer’s Counselling Centre won an EFID award.

Nature of activity:

Learning with and from each other in order to deal with each other is what some of the senior experts intended for this project. This guiding principle set out to strengthen the various networks in the town of Enger and to offer young and older people the possibility of taking part in social development. This project enables people with dementia to actively participate in life and to come into contact with people without dementia. Such a project was only possible in the town of Enger with the support of the local community, its shopkeepers and the local authority. The programme offers help from senior experts for others wanting to build similar initiatives in their local area.  It attempts to create a culture of cooperation and interaction among people with and without dementia in a project called “Dementia touches with many faces”.