June 1st is Intergenerational Day!
We are celebrating Intergenerational Day in Calgary on SUNDAY, MAY 29, from 11 am to 2 pm at the EAST VILLAGE downtown AND on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 from 11 am to 2 pm at STEPHEN AVE (Centre St). Come join the festivities and make friends across generations.
In 2012, Mayor Nenshi officially declared June 1st Intergenerational Day in Calgary. Join the LINKages Society of Alberta in celebrating Intergenerational friendships, connections and an age-inclusive community!
When properly implemented, IG programs deliver positive health effects, learning and socializations for both young and old.
(Prof. Shannon Jarret, Virginia StateUniversity)
Stories From The Past...
A note written by an adult daughter whose father participated in the LINKages program until his death...
“I want to recognize and applaud the work that the students did who visited with my father. My father, enjoyed living at the Belcher, and thought of it as his home. I know the time you (the students) both spent with him helped him feel that sense of connectedness and community.”
Mayor Nenshi declares first Intergenerational Day on June 1, 2012
Come join us for for entertainment, refreshments & fun to celebrate our 5th annual celebrations.
Magic happens when youths take the time to visit with seniors
Recently, Shaw TV paid a visit to a LINKages program and witnessed first-hand the benefits to both youth and seniors when connections & friendships are made. Have a look!
"What is Old?"
Some interesting perspectives on "What is Old?"