Linking Generations – Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary and Capital Care Strathcona Game Day

board game
noun
1. any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers.

Playing board games, can invoke memories of our past, at any age. When the weather is cold or warm, it’s always a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game!

Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary see if they can win the game over their seniors from Capital Care Strathcona.

Linking Generations – The Price Is Right and the Food Bank

For our Community Visit this year, we chose to support our Strathcona Foods Bank. Students were asked to bring  in items to donate to our local Food Bank just in time for the holidays! 

We  displayed these items and each team then had to guess the cost of the food item in 1940, 1980, 1980 , 2000 and today and record it on their provided Price is Right game sheet.  The team to get the most correct answers won a prize!   

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.  It opened in 1983 and is totally operated by volunteers. (They have approximately 150 volunteers.). The Strathcona Food Bank supports a population of 98,381 (2018 census) residents.  Compare last year’s donations to the one 5 years ago, it has more than doubled.

When all of our programs have completed these visits, all of our food items will be dropped off in time for Food Bank volunteers to add these to Christmas hampers.

Pictured here are students from Ecole Our Lady Perpetual Help (OLPH) School and their linked seniors from Summerwood Seniors Residence.

Linking Generations Students and Seniors at Greenland Garden Centre

Students from OLPH Junior High School spent a lovely lunch hour visiting with their partnered seniors from Heartland Housing – CloverBar Lodge at Greenland Garden Centre. They walked amongst the beautifully decorated trees, while doing a scavenger hunt. To witness and hear the stories that were shared by our seniors, of the differences of Christmas’s past, was so rewarding.

While a lot of ancient cultures used evergreens around Christmas time, historical records suggest that the Christmas tree tradition was started in the 16th century by Germans who decorated fir trees inside their homes. … So, some collected evergreen branches or trees and brought them to their homes, in secret. The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, and also garlands of glass beads and tin figures that could be hung on trees.

Linking Generations – ABJ and County Cottage Play Board Games !!

board game

noun
1. any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers.

Playing board games, can invoke memories of our past, at any age. When the weather is cold or warm, it’s always a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game!

Students from Archbishop Jordan High School see if they can win the game over their seniors from County Cottage Seniors Residence.

Linking Generations – The Price Is Right !!

For our Community Visit this year, we chose to support our Strathcona Foods Bank. Students were asked to bring  in items to donate to our local Food Bank just in time for the holidays! 

We  displayed these items and each team then had to guess the cost of the food item in 1940, 1980, 1980 , 2000 and today and record it on their provided Price is Right game sheet.  The team to get the most correct answers won a prize!   

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.  It opened in 1983 and is totally operated by volunteers. (They have approximately 150 volunteers.). The Strathcona Food Bank supports a population of 98,381 (2018 census) residents.  Compare last year’s donations to the one 5 years ago, it has more than doubled.

When all of our programs have completed these visits, all of our food items will be dropped off in time for Food Bank volunteers to add these to Christmas hampers.

Pictured here are students from New Horizons School and their linked seniors from Heartland Housing Silver Birch Haven and Silver Birch Manor

Linking Generations – Picture of Our Special Volunteer Gramma Dorothy enjoying her Brentwood Elementary School Students. !!

Linking Generations is an inspiration, while supporting seniors and youth on a journey from strangers to friends in a structured, and supported environment. In September, Linking Generations began the Volunteer Grandparent program , created in response to a lack of opportunities for young & old to relate in an increasingly age-segregated society. Seniors volunteers enjoy the chance to share skills, knowledge & experience, while providing a valuable community service. The overall success of this program is amazing- teachers have shared how our program allows the younger youth to see seniors in a different light and our seniors have shared how much they love the experience of sharing their own stories with the younger generations.

Linking Generations at Greenland Again !!

Does anyone remember the white canned snow you used to buy? Some people would spend hours spraying it on their living room windows with little triangles in the corner to resemble snowflakes on the window. Other people would spray the trees with it to make their Christmas Trees look like they had just been brought in front outside. When it came to clean up – everyone disappeared !

Students from Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) and seniors from Summerwood Seniors Residence shared a lunch hour walking through the festive trees at Greenland Garden Centre. This was one conversation overheard of a senior sharing her stories of Christmas’s  past with her ‘linked’ students.

Linking Generations Students and Seniors at Greenland Garden Centre

Students from Lakeland Ridge Junior High School spent a lovely lunch hour visiting with their partnered seniors from Heartland Housing – Silver Birch Manor and Lodge at Greenland Garden Centre. They walked amongst the beautifully decorated trees, while doing a scavenger hunt. To witness and hear the stories that were shared by our seniors, of the differences of Christmas’s past, was so rewarding.

While a lot of ancient cultures used evergreens around Christmas time, historical records suggest that the Christmas tree tradition was started in the 16th century by Germans who decorated fir trees inside their homes. … So, some collected evergreen branches or trees and brought them to their homes, in secret. The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, and also garlands of glass beads and tin figures that could be hung on trees.

Linking Generations Students and Seniors at Greenland Garden Centre

Students from St. Theresa Middle School spent a lovely lunch hour visiting with their partnered seniors from Bedford Village at Greenland Garden Centre. They walked amongst the beautifully decorated trees, while doing a scavenger hunt. To witness and hear the stories that were shared by our seniors, of the differences of Christmas’s past, was so rewarding. One senior remarked that she has never seen such elaborate Christmas trees – her family only had a small tree  and they placed homemade cookies on the tree for Santa.

While a lot of ancient cultures used evergreens around Christmas time, historical records suggest that the Christmas tree tradition was started in the 16th century by Germans who decorated fir trees inside their homes. … So, some collected evergreen branches or trees and brought them to their homes, in secret. The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, and also garlands of glass beads and tin figures that could be hung on trees.