Hi Jim, I hope that this email find you well! We are busy wrapping up our school year…just over 3 weeks to go!I wanted to share with you a message that our principal is putting in our school newsletter.Thank you so much for spending time with our class this year! Have a wonderful summer:) Lisa… Continue reading School Thanking Linking Generation GrandParent￼
My last day at Mills Haven, Gr4B was absolutely FANTASTIC. I was there an hour & 1/4; after meeting in the classroom, we spent our time in the Court Yard on a beautiful sunny & warm Spring Day – Friday, June 3, 2022. The teacher and students gathered around as I answered many of the… Continue reading A Visit with One of our Grandparents (Grandma Marion) and Her Students
As our programs come to close for another year, we will cherish our new friendships made this year and look back with memories of the wonderful connections we have made. We truly want to thank each student and senior for their commitment and dedication to our program this year. We all know that this year… Continue reading Linking Generations Programs Coming to an End
Bert, one of Linking Generations Grandparents who volunteers at the schools, sent us a wonderful email describing how his visit went with the students. At 12:30 PM I made my last visit to the classroom at Mills Haven School. When I arrived the class was reading in a darkened room with flash lights. The children… Continue reading A Last Visit of the Year with One of our Grandparents and His Students
Pen pals (or penpals, pen-pals, penfriends or pen friends) are people who regularly write to each other, particularly via snail mail. Pen pals are usually strangers whose relationship is based primarily, or even solely, on their exchange of letters. Students from Archbishop Jordan High School were part of our Pilot Program this year, as we introduced… Continue reading Linking Generations First Pen Pal Program is a Huge Success!
Playing board games triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural “feel-good” chemicals. “Happy hormones” have the power to improve conscious and unconscious mind functions, leaving a person feeling cheerful, compassionate, and ultimately content. Our St. John Paul Junior High students share some laughter and a few winning games of Crib at our recent visit… Continue reading We are playing games TOGETHER !!
Our Junior High Students from École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (OLPH) and Seniors from Heartland Housing Clover Bar Lodge shared laughter and stories as they put hands to soil and potted spring flower pots. These special pots remained with the seniors, to watch and enjoy as Spring blossoms in the court yard.… Continue reading April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers with OLPH & Heartland Housing Clover Bar Lodge
Marianne, one of Linking Generations Grandparents who volunteers at the schools, sent us a wonderful email describing how her visit went with the students. I was at St. Nicholas yesterday morning 10:30 to noon. I brought 80 red solo cups (we drilled holes in the bottom for drainage), rubber gloves, a large watering can and… Continue reading A Visit with One of our Grandparents and Her Students
Our Students from Lakeland Ridge School paint and create spring flower pots as a surprise gift for their matched seniors. These special gifts are to be dropped off for their linked seniors at Heartland Housing Silver Birch Lodge. Click here to check out the pictures !
Our Junior High Students from St John Paul Middle School and Seniors from Dr. Turner Lodge (Fort Saskatchewan) shared laughter and stories as they put hands to soil and potted spring flower pots. These special pots remained with the seniors, to watch and enjoy as Spring blossoms in their rooms. Click here to check out… Continue reading April Showers Bring Forth More May Flowers