Art is a long-time senior participant of our LINKages program. For us here at LINKages, the mention of Art always evoked smiles, affection and just pure fondness for a man who wears his joy and contentment on his face.
Recently, when the students from the St. Stephens school were unable to visit their senior friends due a flu outbreak at the care centre, LINKages staff brought yarn and ideas to the student to ‘knit’ a scarve for their senior.
The story of Ken began a couple of weeks ago when in the middle of the day, a gentleman entered our office and when I peeked my head around the corner to see who’s there, he had already ventured all the way up the stairs.
We recently celebrated a year of successful transformation for LINKages Society at our Annual General Meeting. The celebration was attended by friends, partners and supporters who helped us with the transition of management and staff
After arriving at Murdoch Manner all of us began to set up things to begin our class. Before we had even finished putting on our aprons and name tags one of the seniors named Gary walked through the door and stood off to the side.
LINKages facilitates innovative intergenerational programs and services that encourage involvement, transfer of knowledge, and capitalize on the strengths of youth and seniors to foster strong Alberta communities.