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2018/2019

Seniors from Summerwood Seniors and linked students from OLPH capture 10 months old memories !!!

Through scrapbooking our youth and older adults can exchange information about the life span in relation to aging, examine their beliefs about aging and their role in their own aging. Scrapbooking a year of memories connects the generations and for both youth and elders, sharing pictures can expand their known worlds.
Sharing memories and some private moments and laughter as they look back on the visits they have had in the last ten months !

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Seniors from Heartland Housing- SilverBirch Manor and Lodge

Through scrapbooking our youth and older adults can exchange information about the life span in relation to aging, examine their beliefs about aging and their role in their own aging. Scrapbooking a year of memories connects the generations and for both youth and elders, sharing pictures can expand their known worlds.
Sharing memories and some private moments and laughter as they look back on the visits they have had in the last ten months !

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2018/2019

Seniors from Bedford Village and linked students from St. Theresa Middle School capture 10 months old memories !!!

Through scrapbooking our youth and older adults can exchange information about the life span in relation to aging, examine their beliefs about aging and their role in their own aging. Scrapbooking a year of memories connects the generations and for both youth and elders, sharing pictures can expand their known worlds.

Seniors from Bedford Village and linked students from St. Theresa Middle School share some private moments and laughter as they look back on the visits they have had in the last ten months !

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2018/2019

Happy 100th Birthday

Congratulations on this amazing milestone. May this day be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love. Have a very Happy 100th Birthday. May every minute of your 100th Birthday be filled with everlasting joy and pleasure

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The seniors from CloverBar Lodge and our students from Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Painted Bird Houses

Homemade birdhouses can provide wild birds with a safe place to build nests and raise their young, and building birdhouses can be an enjoyable craft. Our seniors from CloverBar Lodge and our students from Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) had a great afternoon as they prepared for the spring birds to arrive and have new houses to fly into.

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OLPH and Summerwood Seniors Residence painted home made lawn and garden ornaments

Our students from Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) and our seniors from Summerwood Seniors Residence had a great afternoon as they painted home made lawn and garden ornament signs together. These beautiful handcrafted works of art will be displayed within Summerwood Seniors Residence over the summer months.

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2018/2019

Talent Show – Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

TALENT SHOW:

A talent show, talent competition, or talent contest is a show where ordinary people perform an act on stage, usually in order to try to win a prize for the best performance. Our seniors and students planned and held a talent show, show casing many of the talents of both senior and students alike.

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Talent Show – St. Theresa Catholic School and Bedford Village

TALENT SHOW:

A talent show, talent competition, or talent contest is a show where ordinary people perform an act on stage, usually in order to try to win a prize for the best performance. Our seniors and students planned and held a talent show, show casing many of the talents of both senior and students alike.

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2018/2019

Board Games with Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

Board Games

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, it’s a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game !

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2018/2019

Games Day with St. Theresa Catholic School and Bedford Village

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, it’s a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game !

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2018/2019

Bingo with Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School and Chartwell Country Cottage Retirement Residence

Bingo

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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2018/2019

Linking Generations – Balloon Volleyball at Summerwood Seniors Residence with Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help Students

Seniors from Summerwood Seniors Residence have a wild and crazy afternoon of Balloon Volleyball with our Linking Generations 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!

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2018/2019

Our Family Meet and Greet events are a resounding success!!!

Our students have had quite a few visits so far with their seniors, and both the students and the seniors have had a great time. When we witness the friendships between the seniors and the students, we are always amazed at how much interaction there is, and the ease of it. The joy that has come to both the seniors and the students is over whelming.

Mid way through our program year, we host our Annual Family Meet and Greet evening.
Our students and seniors are the integral part of Linking Generations success, so we invite both to share their program success with their families. Each student and senior is asked to invite ONE family member to attend a special Linking Generations group visit. The Family Meet and Greet is similar to a regular Linking Generations visit, as we have a structured activity to do together plus we plan fun for everyone!

We have heard stories from parents on how Linking Generations is changing the mind set of today’s youth about seniors, and we heard comments from the seniors families on how enriched their parents lives have become once again!

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École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and Clover Bar Lodge
École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and Summerwood Village Retirement Residence
Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School and Chartwell Country Cottage Retirement Residence
Salisbury Composite High School and Sherwood Care
Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge
St. Theresa Catholic School and Bedford Village

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École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and Clover Bar Lodge

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École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and Summerwood Village Retirement Residence

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Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School and Chartwell Country Cottage Retirement Residence

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Salisbury Composite High School and Sherwood Care

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Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

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St. Theresa Catholic School and Bedford Village

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2018/2019

Linking Generations

Archbishop Jordan High School students and Country Cottage Seniors.

Music can improve concentration and memory. … Music can also improve memory and concentration for seniors.
Students and seniors shared an afternoon reminiscing about songs from their youth compared to music of today’s youth.

At one point the whole room was singing along to “Country Roads” !

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2018/2019

Bingo with Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

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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2018/2019

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 !!!

WOW …

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2018/2019

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.

Archbishop Jordan High School and Country Cottage

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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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2018/2019

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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Games Day with ABJ and Country Cottage

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, it’s a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game !

 

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2018/2019

Bingo with Bedford Village Seniors and St. Theresa Middle School

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 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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2018/2019

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.

OLPH and Summerwood Village Retirement Residence

 

Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

 

St. Theresa Catholic School and Bedford Village

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Linking Generations with Students from École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (OLPH) and Seniors from Summerwood Village Retirement Residence

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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 Board Games with Students from Lakeland Ridge School and Seniors from Silver Birch Manor/Lodge

 

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, it’s a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game !

 

 

 

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Linking Generations Board Games with Students from St. Theresa Catholic School and Seniors from Bedford Village

 

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, it’s a great time for cookies and conversation over a competitive game !

 

   

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2018/2019

Rogers Communications Hometown Hockey Cheque Presentation

 

Thank you to Rogers Communications for the wonderful and thoughtful cheque presentation to Linking Generations Society of Alberta It was wonderful to be part of January 3rd, 2019.

It was especially heartwarming to receive community funding in front of our senior and student program participants, along with many student’s parents ! Our seniors loved being part of such an event, and many remarked at the end of the afternoon, that they enjoyed knowing how funds are given by organizations such as Rogers Communication . The caring and generosity that all of the Rogers team has shown to our organization is very heartfelt !

Our whole community benefits from supporting students. Linking students with seniors builds leadership and mentorship. The youth are seeing history through the eyes of their seniors. They are gaining skills and learning new perspectives to become our future community leaders.

Thank you again for your contribution and supporting community initiatives such as Linking Generations. Your generous financial support will assist with our continued success!!!

It was wonderful to be part of this weekend’s Rogers Hometown Hockey VIP event.

 

  

 

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2018/2019

Creating new Holiday Traditions between our Youth and Seniors 

Our “linked seniors and students” created homemade holiday cards together this month, while reminiscing together what holidays were like for the senior’s years and years ago.

All of our finished cards were then were left with the seniors so they could share their own Christmas cheer with their friends and family.

 May you be blessed with the most important gifts this Christmas. Our students consider their linked seniors’ friendship to be a gift, and for our students and seniors , this friendship is one of the most treasured gifts.

 Merry Christmas!

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Seniors and Students working on Gingerbread Men 

Of what origin is this fairy tale?

What exactly is a gingerbread man?

At the end of the fairy tale, what eats the Gingerbread Man?

The Gingerbread Man had a catchphrase. Which of these words in the following sentence is not correct? “Run, run, run as fast as you can! You won’t catch me, I’m The Gingerbread Man!”

Who does the Gingerbread Man escape from first?

 

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Sayings & Proverbs Game with Summerwood Village Retirement Residence and École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Students

“A person is known by the company he keeps….”
…And you all have great company at your visit!
Come play our Sayings & Proverbs Game!

Seniors Test your knowledge and your students while reminiscing over common phrases.

 

    

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Seniors and Students Visit the County of Strathcona Festival of Trees 

Linking Generations was presented with a wonderful opportunity from Festival Place Cultural Art Foundation to do something special for our seniors and students this holiday season.

The County of Strathcona Festival of Trees an existing event, being held in Sherwood Park on Friday November 23rd and Saturday November 24th, 2018 at Festival Place.

Generally, the public is not able to attend the event during the first day as the sponsors and committees are setting up in preparation for the Gala which is held the first night. However, Linking Generations was given special permission to attend on Friday November 23rd, 2018 with a group of students and seniors for a private showing.

It was so exciting to bring together our seniors from Bedford Village and SilverBirch Manor/Lodge to meet their students from St. Theresa Catholic School and students from Lakeland Ridge Junior High and wander amongst the beautiful Christmas trees together. One senior even remarked “ What happened to the trees ‘we’ use to have.. covered with strings of popcorn?”.  The Cultural Art Foundation allowed our students to have a small competition between the two schools and each school gathered on stage to sing carols for the seniors.

Having a structured visit outside the senior’s facilities was a treat in itself.

     

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Sayings & Proverbs Game with Summerwood Village Retirement Residence and École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Students

“A person is known by the company he keeps….”
…And you all have great company at your visit!
Come play our Sayings & Proverbs Game!

Seniors Test your knowledge and your students while reminiscing over common phrases.

 

    

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A good time for a friendly Board Game !!!

 

Thank you to Shell Scotford for the donation of all of our new Board Games last year !!!!

 

Archbishop Jordan High School and Country Cottage

 

  

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Senior Students 

Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Students invited their senior partners to visit them at school, and become a ‘Senior Student”.

 

This was such an amazing visit- Our seniors were so excited, and as the bus pulled up to OLPH School, the seniors were waving from their seats like they were actual students once again. They all were so ready for fun and a tour of the school. One of our seniors actually got called over the loud speaker, to “come to the office”.

 

This special visit could not of been made possible without all the help and coordination received from principal Alyre Morin, and Summerwood Seniors Health & Wellness Director Nicole Davis.