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We'll be chatting to Michaela Tranfield, Programme Officer at InCommon, on ⭐️ Instagram Live today at 11am ⭐️ - join us!
InCommon bridges generational divides. They connect groups of young people with their older neighbours in retirement homes to learn and build friendships together. Their activities help to boost older people's well-being, support children's social and emotional learning, and create more age-friendly communities for all. Find out more about them here
64 Million Artists ran a creative workshop with InCommon to come up with the challenge that you find today! Pictured below are the younger and older neighbours, working together in groups to get creative and design challenges.
We asked InCommon what excites them about The January Challenge…“The feeling of connection and community that comes from using our creativity everyday. We can feel more connected to other people, the world around us and even more connected to ourselves! From our challenge, expect the chance to empathise with other people who you may not have met otherwise. Expect to feel joyful, comforted and reminded that you're never alone.”
Do you work with older people in a care home setting?
We’re hosting an online conversation designed to support you to use The January Challenge, and to connect you with other people using the Care Home Settings pack, a free resource which includes all the challenges ahead of time!
Find out something you've got 'InCommon' with somebody older or younger than you.
You might work with a friend, or family member, colleague, or perhaps you don't know them yet. Perhaps you speak online, on the phone, in a shop or a cafe. Perhaps the person you have in mind is a character in a book or film who you have connected with in some way. They might be older or younger than you by decades, years, months, weeks, hours or minutes....
Canfydda beth sydd gennyt 'Yn Gyffredin' â rhywun hŷn neu iau na thi.
Gallet gael sgwrs â ffrind, aelod o'r teulu, cydweithiwr - neu efallai nad wyt yn adnabod yr unigolyn eto. Gallai'r sgwrs ddigwydd ar-lein, ar y ffôn, mewn siop neu mewn caffi. Efallai fod yr unigolyn dan sylw'n gymeriad mewn llyfr neu ffilm rwyt yn teimlo rhyw gyswllt â nhw. Gallai'r gwahaniaeth oedran rhyngoch fod yn ddegawdau, yn flynyddoedd, yn fisoedd, yn wythnosau, yn oriau neu'n funudau...
What differences did you have with the person older or younger than you?
Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in!
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here.
A note from 64 Million Artists:
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples:
- Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace and creating responses together
- Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
- Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
- Individually, keeping responses to yourself
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!