SKIP stands for Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs. Our School Visitation program brings together students of all ages with nursing/retirement home seniors. Our SKIP Streams program takes advantage of streaming video chat to unite senior care residents and students.
This website is both a resource for educators and nursing home managers and a community portal for dialogue and discussion. We value your contributions and invite you to submit your stories, pictures and comments.
Originating from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and recently celebrating our 10th year, SKIP was conceived and initiated by Liz Martorano. An active and involved community member, Liz was inspired by similar programs operating in other countries and was determined to create support for a like-minded Canadian program.
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.
Please contact us anytime for more information about SKIP and how you can get involved.