Gerald’s story

12 May 2023 - Published by Walter Wehus
94-year-old Gerald lives all by himself, which can be lonely at times. But thanks to the I2I project, he can stay in touch with his family even if they are far away.

The municipality of Arendal in Norway is helping elderly people feel more connected despite their shrinking network and restricted ability to get out and about.

The story of Gerald, a widower aged 94, captures the essence of the project From Isolation to Inclusion (I2I), and shows an example of how the project makes a difference in people’s lives.


The new video series Let’s North Sea puts the spotlight on the work being done by Interreg North Sea Region projects. Each video tells a story about one specific project, and I2I is proud to be featured in this particular one.