Linking Generations is pleased to offer the Volunteer Grandparent Program, an initiative which offers seniors in Strathcona County more opportunities to help bridge the multi-generational gap. With funding provided by Strathcona County through its Social Services Grant Program the Volunteer Grandparent Program was created as a pilot project in response to a lack of opportunities for young and older generations to relate in an increasingly age-segregated society.
Working in collaboration with Volunteer Strathcona, the Volunteer Grandparent Program places participating seniors into classrooms at eight elementary schools in Strathcona County commencing this October. Schools on board at this time include St. Theresa Middle School, OLPH Junior High School, Jean Vanier Elementary, Millshaven Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Davidson Creek Elementary, Holy Spirit Elementary, New Horizons Charter School, and Pine Street Elementary.
Created in 2004 as a charitable organization, Linking Generations provides mentored and structured visits aimed at building relationships between seniors and youth in our community. The program brings generations together so they can share their knowledge and life experiences, and encourages volunteering and social responsibility in youth.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact:
Debbie Sinclair, Executive Director