Linking Generations – Bingo with Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

bin·go

noun

A game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off five numbers in a row or another required pattern.
Get ready, get set …. B-I-N-G-O !!!!

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Linking Generations – École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (OLPH) and Summerwood Village Retirement Residence on Valentine’s Day

Look at the pictures of the scrapbook that one of the seniors brought to show the students with all the old valentines in it !

They were awesome.

From 1948-1950 !

Some of the valentines are 71 years old and still were vibrant in color.

Thank You June !!!

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Linking Generations – Playing with words – Archbishop Jordan High School and Country Cottage

Like fashion, slang changes with the times.

Our seniors and students explored the different slang expressions used by youth, young and middle-aged adults, and seniors to describe the same items or ideas over the past 70 years. This activity heightened the awareness of how our written and spoken language has changed over the past 10 to 70 years.

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Linking Generations – Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge on Valentine’s Day

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Have Know About Valentine’s Day:

  • In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
  • About 3 per cent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day.
  • About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year
  • You could pop over to Finland where Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.
  • Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday in the late 1800s.
  • More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold.
  • 73 percent of people who buy flowers on this day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.

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Linking Generations – St. Theresa Catholic School and Bedford Village on Valentine’s Day

What is the difference between Valentine’s Day and a Valentine?

Well …

A valentine is a card or gift given on Valentine’s Day, to one’s sweetheart.

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.

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Linking Generations Seniors Get Their Day Brightened with a Visit From Lassie

More and more seniors are being segregated into care facilities where they feel isolated, lonely, confined and they feel they are no longer contributing members of their community.

For the few seniors that were fortunate yesterday to meet and touch Lassie; a Special Golden Doodle Therapy Dog; this puppy visit brightened their day.

We never know what it may be to draw our seniors out of the inclusion they feel, however we want to believe that Lassie made their day brighter!

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Linking Generations – Playing with words – A Slang Chart

Like fashion, slang changes with the times.

Our seniors and students explored the different slang expressions used by youth, young and middle-aged adults, and seniors to describe the same items or ideas over the past 70 years. This activity heightened the awareness of how our written and spoken language has changed over the past 10 to 70 years.

Check out the pictures in the Gallery !!

Linking Generations – Playing with words – A Slang Chart

Like fashion, slang changes with the times.

Our seniors and students explored the different slang expressions used by youth, young and middle-aged adults, and seniors to describe the same items or ideas over the past 70 years. This activity heightened the awareness of how our written and spoken language has changed over the past 10 to 70 years.

Check out the pictures in the Gallery !!