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.”
Seniors And Kids Intergenerational Programs (SKIP) is proud to announce Brantford BURST 2017! Brantford BURST 2017 is a 5K colour fun run in support of SKIP. The event is the first of it’s kind in [...]
Holy Family, Paris Central, Cobblestone, and Northward Schools had their final SKIP intergenerational visits in June. Holy Family and Paris Central students had a challenging time along with the residents at Park Lane Terrace as [...]
Having recently celebrated our 10th Anniversary and looking back at the impact of our Brantford rooted intergenerational initiative, we’re thrilled to be in the good company of other area organizations recognized and supported by The [...]
Alexis VanDerMaelen, Director of Recreation at Charlotte Villa in Brantford wrote SKIP to tell us a story that demonstrates the power of SKIP visits and the bonds that form between young and old. During their [...]