Our Linking Generations student participants took part in a "Giving Back To The Community" visit , where each student brought a non perishable item to the visit. Students supplied the current price of the item brought in . We then played a game with our "linked" seniors of "Then & Now" having the teams guess… Continue reading Our Linking Generations student participants took part in a “Giving Back To The Community” visit
Linking Generations provides rich opportunities for seniors to connect. Our intergenerational programs open the doors for seniors to continue to contribute to their community by sharing their stories, wisdom, and experiences with our younger generations. Azra had a wonderful visit today with her grade six class of students as she guided them through writing an… Continue reading Our Volunteer Grandparents are a Huge Benefit to our Community School Classrooms !
Winning isn't all that important when you are playing for fun and are with people you love and enjoy being with. Check out the following pictures to see our Seniors and our Students just having fun. Click here to see more pictures !
The seniors may remember the show called "The Joy of Painting" with the artist Bob Ross. Over the years, his folksy approach and references to “happy little” trees and clouds endeared him further to his fans. Click here to see if there is a new Bob Ross !
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. Click here to see all the pictures !
Paint Day ! Paint Day ! Paint Day ! Everyone remembers the popular “Paint Nights” that happened everywhere prior to Covid. Linking Generations reintroduced the event and brought the event to our Heartland Housing Clover Bar Lodge seniors. Click here to see all the pictures !
We've all heard members of older generations start a story with an eye-roll-prompting, "Back in my day," which is then followed by a seemingly endless list of ways things have changed in the intervening years . However, while those tales of walking 10 miles in the snow may be a little stale, there's no denying… Continue reading Reminiscing About Our Heritage with St. John Paul II Junior High School & Heartland Housing Dr. Turner Lodge
Seniors from Summerwood Village Retirement Residence had a fun and silliness this afternoon of Balloon Volleyball with our Linking Generations Strathcona Christian Secondary Academy 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… Continue reading Balloon Volleyball with Strathcona Christian Secondary Academy & Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Linking Generations Executive Director, Debbie Sinclair, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of her commitment and dedication to her province, community and family. Debbie serves and strengthens our community by fostering connections between seniors and youth. She does this with focused intention and passion. By involving and encouraging community… Continue reading Linking Generations Executive Director, Debbie Sinclair, awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
We've all heard members of older generations start a story with an eye-roll-prompting, "Back in my day," which is then followed by a seemingly endless list of ways things have changed in the intervening years . However, while those tales of walking 10 miles in the snow may be a little stale, there's no denying… Continue reading Reminiscing About Our Heritage with Bev Facey Community High School & Sherwood Care