It’s that time of year to reflect on this past year’s SKIP visits in Paris and Brantford. SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) enlightened students and seniors in various schools and retirement facilities.
SKIP has found a new and like-minded community partner to deliver on our commitment to age-friendly communities through our intergenerational programs. The Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (ARTC) is a facility in Brantford offering community-based adult day programs. The structured activities are geared towards individuals affected by conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, MS, and other [...]
From attending board meetings to going on visits to retirement homes with students from different grades, my SKIP experience so far has been phenomenal.
2018 Maker Day was an opportunity for families to explore their creative side with crafts, activities and technology. The unique event was a partnership initiative between three local community associations and Brantford Parks & Recreation that promised friends, discoveries and fun. SKIP was invited to participate in the event that came to Holmedale, Eagle Place [...]
Students and Seniors continued to connect at various retirement facilities in Paris and Brantford during the months of February and March. The themes of Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day provided the focus for SKIP visits (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) including activities such as card making, colouring, number and card games, [...]
Hello! My name is Aminah Syed and I am a first-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am studying Business Technology Management with a potential minor in leadership. I got involved with SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) through an initiative called YLOB (Youth Leaders on Board).
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 cards and wreath making, singing, read-alouds, dancing, bingo, play-doh winter scenes, balloon toss, playing cards, drawing snowmen, and much more! [...]
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.
Are you 50+ and interested in sharing your experiences with the younger generation over food and fellowship? SKIP has partnered with two local neighbourhood associations and the City Of Brantford Parks & Recreation to offer monthly events that bring seniors and youth together. The Holmedale Neighbourhood Association and The Eagle Place Association have partnered with City Of Brantford Parks & [...]
Walter Gretzky will be our honorary Race Marshal at the starting line of Brantford BURST 2017. Father of ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, the elder Gretzky is well known for his dedication to helping many local, provincial, and national charities. We're thrilled to have Walter kickoff Brantford's first ever run.