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
Our Junior High Students from Holy Redeemer Middle 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 Chartwell Emerald Hills. Click here to check out the pictures !
With seniors continually experiencing outbreaks and not seeing their "linked" students, Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) invited Clover Bar seniors to a Spring Tea in the school. Linking Generations partnered with Drive Happiness to ensure our seniors arrived at the school safely and in style ! It was a wonderful afternoon, filled with laughter and shared conversation.… Continue reading Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) invited Clover Bar seniors to a Spring Tea in the School
This classic Dr. Seuss story can open up discussions about trust, responsibility, social expectations, and honesty. Two children, Sally and Sam, are home alone and having a very dreary day. Suddenly, they're graced with a surprise visit from a stranger, the Cat. Our Volunteer Grandparent shared the story with her assigned classroom and then led… Continue reading THE CAT IN THE HAT
The Heartland Housing Dr. Turner Lodge Seniors and St. John Paul II Middle School created beautiful Spring Flower Pens. After which our Linking generations teams shared conversations about "just about anything". Click here to check out all the pictures !