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Linking Generations – Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary High School and their linked seniors from Capital Care Strathcona spend an afternoon decorating Gingerbread Men

Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary High School and their linked seniors from Capital Care Strathcona spend an afternoon decorating Gingerbread Men !

Gingerbread dates from the 15th century. The first documented instance of figure-shaped gingerbread biscuits was at the court of Elizabeth I of England. She had the gingerbread figures made and presented in the likeness of some of her important guests.

Most gingerbread men have stubby feet and no fingers. Many gingerbread men have a face, though whether the features are indentations within the face itself or other candies stuck on with icing or chocolate varies from recipe to recipe. Other decorations are common; hair, shirt cuffs, and shoes are sometimes applied, but by far the most popular decoration is shirt buttons, which are traditionally represented by gum drops, icing, or raisins.

Linking Generations – Tis the Season! Let’s have a Christmas Party!!

Tis the Season!  Let’s have a Christmas Party!!

Let’s embrace the season and enjoy a Christmas celebration!  Seniors and students shared some of their favourite memories and traditions of the holiday season. We even had special musicians lead us in singing some Christmas Carols!

Students are from St. Theresa Middle School and seniors are from Christensen Developments – Bedford Village.

Linking Generations – Archbishop Jordan High School spend an afternoon visiting with their linked seniors from Country Cottage

Sometimes a visit between students and seniors can change your mood for the day ! Seniors enjoy visits. Our Intergenerational Programs allow students and seniors to socialize and thus break the isolation many seniors face. Several studies published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour show that social isolation is often associated with cognitive decline and poorer health. In the end, when we visit with seniors, we have a positive impact on their mood and contribute much to their happiness.

Students from Archbishop Jordan High School spend an afternoon visiting with their linked seniors from Country Cottage.

Linking Generations – The Price Is Right and the Food Bank

For our Community Visit this year, we chose to support our Strathcona Foods Bank. Students were asked to bring  in items to donate to our local Food Bank just in time for the holidays! 

We  displayed these items and each team then had to guess the cost of the food item in 1940, 1980, 1980 , 2000 and today and record it on their provided Price is Right game sheet.  The team to get the most correct answers won a prize!   

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.  It opened in 1983 and is totally operated by volunteers. (They have approximately 150 volunteers.). The Strathcona Food Bank supports a population of 98,381 (2018 census) residents.  Compare last year’s donations to the one 5 years ago, it has more than doubled.

When all of our programs have completed these visits, all of our food items will be dropped off in time for Food Bank volunteers to add these to Christmas hampers.

Pictured here are students from Lakeland Ridge Junior High School and their linked seniors from Heartland Housing – Silver Birch Manor and Lodge.

Linking Generations – Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) and Summerwood Seniors Play Board Games !!

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

Students are from Ecole our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Junior High School and their linked seniors are from Summerwood Seniors Residences.  

Linking Generations – New Horizons Charter School ( Junior High ) & Silver Birch Haven Seniors Residence Play Board Games !!

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

Students are from New Horizons Junior High School and their linked seniors are from Heartland Housing- Silver Birch New Haven Residences.

Linking Generations – The Price Is Right and the Food Bank

For our Community Visit this year, we chose to support our Strathcona Foods Bank. Students were asked to bring  in items to donate to our local Food Bank just in time for the holidays! 

We  displayed these items and each team then had to guess the cost of the food item in 1940, 1980, 1980 , 2000 and today and record it on their provided Price is Right game sheet.  The team to get the most correct answers won a prize!   

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.  It opened in 1983 and is totally operated by volunteers. (They have approximately 150 volunteers.). The Strathcona Food Bank supports a population of 98,381 (2018 census) residents.  Compare last year’s donations to the one 5 years ago, it has more than doubled.

When all of our programs have completed these visits, all of our food items will be dropped off in time for Food Bank volunteers to add these to Christmas hampers.Pictured here are students from St. Theresa Middle School and their linked seniors from Bedford Village.

Linking Generations – Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary and Capital Care Strathcona Game Day

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

Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary see if they can win the game over their seniors from Capital Care Strathcona.

Linking Generations – The Price Is Right and the Food Bank

For our Community Visit this year, we chose to support our Strathcona Foods Bank. Students were asked to bring  in items to donate to our local Food Bank just in time for the holidays! 

We  displayed these items and each team then had to guess the cost of the food item in 1940, 1980, 1980 , 2000 and today and record it on their provided Price is Right game sheet.  The team to get the most correct answers won a prize!   

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.  It opened in 1983 and is totally operated by volunteers. (They have approximately 150 volunteers.). The Strathcona Food Bank supports a population of 98,381 (2018 census) residents.  Compare last year’s donations to the one 5 years ago, it has more than doubled.

When all of our programs have completed these visits, all of our food items will be dropped off in time for Food Bank volunteers to add these to Christmas hampers.

Pictured here are students from Ecole Our Lady Perpetual Help (OLPH) School and their linked seniors from Summerwood Seniors Residence.

Linking Generations Students and Seniors at Greenland Garden Centre

Students from OLPH Junior High School spent a lovely lunch hour visiting with their partnered seniors from Heartland Housing – CloverBar Lodge at Greenland Garden Centre. They walked amongst the beautifully decorated trees, while doing a scavenger hunt. To witness and hear the stories that were shared by our seniors, of the differences of Christmas’s past, was so rewarding.

While a lot of ancient cultures used evergreens around Christmas time, historical records suggest that the Christmas tree tradition was started in the 16th century by Germans who decorated fir trees inside their homes. … So, some collected evergreen branches or trees and brought them to their homes, in secret. The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, and also garlands of glass beads and tin figures that could be hung on trees.