Intergenerational Learning Initiative Strengthening Community
Sep 6, 2018 | Canadore College
(PARRY SOUND, ONT.) – Canadore College is launching a new intergenerational learning initiative to connect children and seniors with the goal of enhancing social, mental and physical health.
Learning opportunities Canadore College, Parry Sound, received funding to provide unique, innovative, intergenerational learning opportunities to bring seniors together with children, to learn from each other about a variety of different topics such as honeybees, making medicine bag, health and wellness, cooking, pollination, and more.
Research has shown that individuals aged 60 and over feel a greater sense of fulfillment when they develop connections with younger generations. They also have the chance to increase social circles, learn skills, identify with a sense of purpose, reduce isolation and experience less depression. Youth benefit from adopting healthy aging perceptions, anxiety reduction
During the 10 session program, seniors and youth with
Sessions begin September 20 and are open to any senior living in the Parry Sound and surrounding area. There is no cost to attend,
The project is carried out with funds from the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program.
Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership
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