Category: Germinating Ties
Date: October 2019
After two months of not seeing each other, the group of volunteer girls from the Independent Living program of the Sumando Por Ti foster home returned, to make their first meeting of the second two-month period with the older adults of Casa de la Divina Providencia, whom they already know well. Not long ago, they were the teenagers from the foster home that were beneficiaries of the “Germinating Ties” project; now they return triumphantly as workshop teachers and are supported by Kintsugi collaborators.
The first thing they did was to visit the new greenhouse and they liked it very much, they were very surprised and happy for the grandparents. Very excited they prepared for them two activities to engage with for almost two hours. The first of these was: “I build modeling,” whose objective was to promote greater joint movement in older adults through the production of flour dough figures. For the second activity they brought some board games to exercise their memory, movement and encourage teamwork. To start with this meeting, one of the members of the volunteer group asked them to accommodate themselves by teams and then presented their companions, so that each of the older adults would identify and recognize them. Then he briefly described the activities they would perform during this meeting. Six teams were formed and each of the older adults was given the task of modeling different figures including flowers, dead bread, quesadillas, molcajetes, elephants, pigs, chickens and a flag, which with great skill and imagination designed the And the ladies. The second activity was already divided by team. where the girls provided different board games. Some had the opportunity to play jenga, others more a game of domino, some preferred to take on the task of putting together different puzzles and sharing moments of joy and fun with their teammates. To close the activity, the girls of Sumando Por Ti said their goodbyes and the elderly appreciated their visit singing their traditional cheer.