SKIP stands for Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs. Our School Visitation program brings together students of all ages with nursing/retirement home seniors. Whether you’re a public school educator, a nursing home manager or an interested volunteer, we encourage your participation! Please contact us with your questions, suggestions and requests. Together we can build a strong program and bridge the gap between young and old.
“They just become these polite gentle souls that just want to chat with them and want to put a smile on their face and want to get to know them. It’s really rewarding to see that.”
Nicole Miedema — Teacher Agnes Hodge School — Brantford
“I have social anxiety and it’s difficult for me to talk to others but it really made me feel comfortable to talk to someone who shared the same interests.”
The spirit of the holiday season was certainly evident in many retirement and long-term facilities in Brantford and Paris over the last couple of months. Students and residents participated in various activities such as [...]
When students become SKIP Ambassadors for their classrooms, they take on this role in a very serious and responsible manner. SKIP (Senior and Kids Intergenerational Programs), has been running for over 10 years now and has become quite a valuable and rewarding experience for students and residents in retirement homes and long-term facilities locally, and in the surrounding area.