SILVER SERVICE – Seniors supporting migrant integration

The overall aim of the project is to simultaneously address the issue of an ageing population and the challenge of migrant integration.

On one hand, the project is based on the fact that many older people have valuable skills and experience built over their lifetime and research into active ageing clearly shows that keeping these older members of our community active brings a significant benefits to both individuals concerned and wider society.

While on the other hand, as the ethnic make-up of the population is changing adding considerable diversity, there are also significant language, social and cultural barriers that need to be overcome for these population to successfully integrate. In that respect, the growing senior citizen population can play a major role in helping to overcome these obstacles.

To this end, the project will produce interactive adult education resources, innovative approaches for migrant integration; and active ageing opportunities for senior citizens