RECORDING - CORE Intergenerational Linkages Group: Connecting with Older Adults over the Holiday Season Conversation

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You can access the recording of the conversation HERE.

The CORE Intergenerational Linkages Community of Practice Group (IG COP) hosted a conversation on December 11, 2020, discussing the importance of connecting with older adults during the holiday season. A space of ideation and creativity was established as participants from various agencies discussed the power of intergenerational connections and how meaningful seniors helping seniors is. Take a look at some key takeaways highlighted in the word cloud above as we invite you to join in these future discussions! Participants shared resources which can be found below: 

  •  Seniors Centre Without Walls is a free phone-based a seniors program that provides an opportunity for older adults 55+ to enjoy interactive information sessions, educational programs, games, and friendly conversation. Provides opportunities to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected.

 

  • Recovery College is an educational-based approach focused on helping people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one’s recovery journey. All courses are developed and delivered in partnership with peer supporters who are experts by experience and have their own story of a mental health or substance use concern or are supporting a loved one.

 

  • This Facebook group is about activities, events and information relevant to the Age Friendly Edmonton Initiative. An age friendly city is an inclusive place where age is not a barrier to access services, programs, businesses or facilities. Creating an age friendly city helps us all.

 

  • The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages is produced by Age Friendly Edmonton (AFE). The first season brings together people from all ages, stages, and backgrounds to discuss topics like finding love, belonging, and moving to Canada. By creating space for intergenerational discussions, AFE hopes to build a city that values, respects, and actively supports citizens from all walks of life.

 

  • The Dementia Friendly Communities website has a variety of resources to help communities support individuals with dementia, including a short online e-learning course that may be useful to help with volunteer orientation and education when working with older adults and/or those with dementia.

 

  • TimeSlips brings meaning and purpose into the lives of elders through creative engagement. Founded by MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, they are an international network of artists and caregivers committed to bringing joy to late life.

 

  • Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council has collected many online resources older adults can do from home. While the website does focus on the Edmonton area, many of the options listed on this page could be accessed from anywhere in the province.

To continue the conversation, we encourage you to become a CORE member of the Intergenerational Linkages Community of Practice Group!