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On April 26, 2017, Measuredoutcome.org brought together a diverse group of dedicated seniors and youth program providers and advocates to connect and share ideas, and to celebrate the launch our latest report, focusing on low-income seniors in Canada.
The morning was engaging and dynamic, and we would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the agencies who presented and to everyone who came to share their stories, challenges, and ideas on intergenerational programming.
“I met some interesting service providers and foundation board members who stimulated my thinking about the seniors’ sector and about my own agency.”
Old connections were rekindled, and new partnerships were formed, all with the purpose of expanding care and development for both seniors and youth in Toronto, and in cities across Canada
“I had many positive conversations and made many connections to whom I have already reached out.”
“Reconnecting with a contact from many years ago, discovering that we are doing similar things and deciding to meet again to discuss collaboration on a project! Also, widening the scope of what inter-generational programming looks like; hearing about the various existing programming here in our city.”
Presentation slides from the event are available to
“Somehow we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, a knowledge of the past, and a sense of the future.” – Margaret Mead
It has only been recently that North Americans have segregated communities based on age. Historically, most cultures can trace traditions in which youth care for elders and elders provide vital care-giving and mentoring roles to young people in the community. Intergenerational programs are social vehicles that offer younger and older generations the opportunities to interact and become engaged in issues concerning our society.16 These programs bring together people of different generations in ongoing, mutually beneficial, activities. Through intergenerational programs, people of all ages share their talents and resources, supporting
When generations meet, good things happen. It is a simple concept and the core theme to an upcoming symposium that will be taking place on April 26, 2017 in Toronto.
What is the value in creating quality of life experiences for seniors?
Why is it important that children and youth have opportunities to spend time with older people in their communities?
It’s unfortunate that we even have to ask these questions. However, many seniors, especially those living in poverty, spend much of their time in isolation with few opportunities to enjoy companionship and contribute to community. At the same time, despite enormous and clear value, many youth miss out on exchanging their gifts of energy and enthusiasm for the wisdom and life experience