Our students are always extremely excited about this evening visit, as it gives them the opportunity to introduce their “linked” senior to their parent. This visit also allows all of us at Linking Generations to recognize how much each student is an integral part of Linking Generation’s success and show our pride in the students.
Each student invites one family member to attend this visit with them. The seniors involved in our program do the same. The Family Meet and Greet is similar to a regular Linking Generations visit, as we have a structured activity to do together. It is a great fun night !
Our Family Meet and Greet event at Clover Bar Lodge ( Thursday Feb. 23rd, 2017) was a huge success!
Students from Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) school introduced their families to their senior partners and the seniors families got to meet the students who have been visiting and making friends with their parents. To witness the interaction of each of the students with their seniors and see them introduce their senior to their parent was very very special! We heard stories from parents on how Linking Generations is changing the mind set of today’s youth about seniors, and we heard comments from the seniors families on how enriched their parents lives have become once again ! This is only possible with the help of your special students!
We also heard from one of the OLPH Students and her family about how much they are enjoying this program! Together, we are making a difference in the lives of seniors!
Linking Generations was honoured to have Strathcona County Ward 6 Councillor Linton Delainey, County of Strathcona Family and Community Services Director Bree Claude, Sherwood Park County Clothes-Line Executive Director Freda Brady, and Linking Generations Board Director Barb Berndt attend this special visit.
Check out all of the Family Meet and Greet pictures in the Gallery !!