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Linking Generations Christmas Crafts

It's holiday craft time. Crafting promotes natural conversation and curiosity. Conversations begin easily and continue as our Summerwood Village seniors and Strathcona Christian Academy Junior High Students create Holiday Spoons to hand out to families. Just to keep it festive, Christmas Carols were playing in the background. Click here to see all the pictures !

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Linking Generations Volunteer Grandparent Program

The Volunteer Grandparent Program offers seniors in Strathcona County more opportunities to help bridge the multi-generational gap. The Volunteer Grandparent Program was created in response to a lack of opportunities for young and older generations to relate in an increasingly age-segregated society.   Seniors go into the classrooms of the partnership school and enjoy many… Continue reading Linking Generations Volunteer Grandparent Program

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Doing Puzzles, Crosswords and Christmas Trivia with St. John Paul II Junior High School & Heartland Housing Dr. Turner Lodge

Alberta winter is here ! St. John Paul II Junior High School students and Heartland Housing Dr. Turner Lodge seniors worked on a "Winter Snowflakes" puzzle … and on a "Snow, Snow, Snow" crossword … and on a "Christmas Trivia" questions. Did everyone get all the question or clues correct? It really didn't matter, having… Continue reading Doing Puzzles, Crosswords and Christmas Trivia with St. John Paul II Junior High School & Heartland Housing Dr. Turner Lodge

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Lakeland Ridge Junior High School and Chartwell Emerald Hills doing Puzzles, Crosswords and Christmas Trivia

Alberta winter is here ! Lakeland Ridge Junior High School students and Chartwell Emerald Hills seniors worked on a "Winter Snowflakes" puzzle … and on a "Snow, Snow, Snow" crossword … and on a "Christmas Trivia" questions. Did everyone get all the question or clues correct? It really didn't matter, having fun talking and trying… Continue reading Lakeland Ridge Junior High School and Chartwell Emerald Hills doing Puzzles, Crosswords and Christmas Trivia

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Balloon Volleyball with Bev Facey Community High School & Sherwood Care

Seniors from Sherwood Care had a wild and crazy afternoon of Balloon Volleyball with our Linking Generations Bev Facey High School students! It is wonderful to witness our seniors enjoying themselves and becoming active again ! It is amazing to see that although they are seniors, they have the desire and will to W-I-N! Click… Continue reading Balloon Volleyball with Bev Facey Community High School & Sherwood Care

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Balloon Volleyball with Bev Facey Community High School & Sherwood Care

Seniors from Sherwood Care had a wild and crazy afternoon of Balloon Volleyball with our Linking Generations Bev Facey High School students! It is wonderful to witness our seniors enjoying themselves and becoming active again ! It is amazing to see that although they are seniors, they have the desire and will to W-I-N! Click… Continue reading Balloon Volleyball with Bev Facey Community High School & Sherwood Care

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École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (OLPH) at Greenland !!

It’s that time of the year when Linking Generations tries to plan something special for our seniors for the holiday season. Everyone loves Greenland Garden Centre in December.  Students from OLPH Junior High wandered through the wonderful array of Christmas trees, while doing an ornament scavenger hunt where students had to find the ornament that alludes… Continue reading École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (OLPH) at Greenland !!

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The students from Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School and the seniors from Country Cottage Retirement Residence releasing “Happy hormones” !!

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. Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School & Country Cottage Retirement Residence were doing just that. Having fun and releasing all sorts of… Continue reading The students from Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School and the seniors from Country Cottage Retirement Residence releasing “Happy hormones” !!