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  • Date and time: Sunday 9 June 2024, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Law and Sociology Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Reimagine later life, rediscover play and rebuild relationships together at a workshop designed to bring different generations together.

Join us for an enjoyable creative experience and spend time thinking about the positive things in later life as you design photo scenes with the help of our facilitators from the University of York.

Older & Me photo album is a play on the idea of either a ‘me who is older’, a ‘future older me’ or ‘me and a favourite older person’. Inspired by traditional paper dolls combined with the contemporary selfie, the activity uses wall-attachable, jumbo-sized laminated images. These can be used to stage positive images of yourself in later life, or of activities you would like to do with meaningful older individuals in your life.

Once your scenes are complete, take photographs to keep and remember.

Image: An AI generated image of an intergenerational workshop.

About the speaker

Dr Cynthia Meersohn Schmidt is an Associate Lecturer with the University of York’s Department of Sociology. Her primary area of research is ageing and the life-course. Since 2009 Cynthia has been involved in projects addressing quality of life and well-being in older populations, the changing social networks in widowhood, resilience to natural disasters of older individuals in rural communities, the life trajectories and social class identification of British precarious mid-life individuals, and the transitions from mid-life to later life of individuals in Chile. Her current interest is inclusive digital healthy ageing. She is researching ways of producing quality of life technologies that are tailored to the needs and habits of the members of older populations that are subject to a triple social, health and digital exclusion.


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible