Today we launched the second story from our project #WalkWithHer. The project documents the responses to older women (and their family members) who report sexual assault. It aims to show service providers and Government the gaps in the system - we are not yet listening. Read Margarita's story here and go to the project webpage here.
Beautiful photo - beautiful story: Jill, Christine, Irena, Teresa went to lunch and were laughing hysterically. They were approached by a 91 year old man who said how much he enjoyed listening to their laughter and how important it was to have fun. They thanked him and he left. Shortly afterward Jill felt someone playing with her hair. She swung around to find the same man placing a Tiara on her head. He'd left, gone shopping, bought the Tiara and come back to present it to Jill. Jill sent me this pic and story because she wants me to tell everyone how important it is for elders to have fun. Thanks Teresa for the beautiful photo.
So pleased to announce the launch of The Museum of Love - a new Celebrate Ageing project focusing on the importance of love in the lives of people with dementia. The Museum includes The Kiss and The Mirror, photographic exhibitions by Lisa White, The Social Photographer as well as a number of other art and story based projects. The Museum is self-funded.
Thanks to everyone that suggested a blog. The Celebrate Ageing Facebook account has become a great source of communication - but I hadn't factored in how many of you don't use Facebook. The blog will keep you updated on the activities of Celebrate Ageing - we would also welcome any suggestions for blog posts. Thanks Catherine
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