WABE day care centres have collaborated with care centres of the PFLEGEN & WOHNEN HAMBURG senior care agency as part of the “Jung und Alt gemeinsam“ (“Young and Old Together“) joint project, which has already garnered several awards. The close proximity of the senior citizens and children encourages sharing, dialogue and mutual learning. In fun and playful activities, the life experience and composure of the older generation complements the curiosity and ease of the children. This has resulted in true cross-generational exchanges, to the benefit of everyone involved. What started out as an education initiative has resulted in intergenerational get-togethers becoming the norm as the duration of the project has been extended. They sing, play, cook, read, dance and celebrate together and develop emotional bonds.