We visited Germany's first multigenerational home, a place of proximity that welcomes young mothers, elderly people, migrants, and many children.
In Salzgitter, 600 people meet every day in this self-managed house. The place offers good food, daycare, day care for the elderly and other activities that bring generations together. The concept has spread, there are today more than 500 houses of this type across Germany.
In Lisbon, ultra-hip grandmothers reinvent fashion with their needles and hooks. And every three months, they are transformed into top models to promote their new collection. Welcome to the project "The grandmother goes to work"
They were married at age 13, but they want a different future for their granddaughters. In southeastern Senegal, we met the super-grannies of the Grandmother Project who change their ways and bring a wind of modernity to their villages.
In Brussels, the Duo for a Job program helps young people with an immigrant background get out of unemployment. The principle ? Each young person is connected with a retiree who gives him access to his network, helps him prepare applications and job interviews, and shares his experience. Today, the help of a retired "mentor" doubles the chances of these young people entering the labor market in Belgium.
Portraits of elderly around the world
Those who act
Those who act to strenghten the link between generations
Meeting the elderly all over the world
1 month, 1 country. In each country, a series of episodes to talk about aging in more positive way.