Photos courtesy of Mariah Wilson
LINKages partnered with United Way, United Active Living - Garrison Green, and the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens Association to pilot a program that would help to raise awareness of ageism, encourage communication and introspection, provide an outlet/means of processing, and introduce individuals to alternate ways of thinking about age and aging through various art activities, discussions, and socializing. The project was a great success and showed us that there are meaningful and powerful discussions to be had around ageism, and that in art there is no age limit. Video by Carla Bridgewater
Calgary Foundation and Mike's Bloggity Blog
Mike Morrison of Mike's Bloggity Blog and the Calgary Foundation came out with us to visit with a small group of our School Program participants to find out what makes intergenerational friendships so special.
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!