Posted: August 11, 2021
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Sharing Our Voices

Sharing Our Voices is an intergenerational program that brings high school students and people living with dementia together through storytelling and art experiences. This program gives participants the opportunity to build social connections and explore collaborative creative processes. Art pieces created as part of this program will be showcased throughout Waterloo Region.

WHEN:
Saturdays, September 11 to November 27
11:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE:
Online using Zoom.

COST:
The Program is completely FREE.

FOR OLDER ADULTS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA:
Register to be be partnered with a caring young person to explore and create art together. Care partners of registered participants living with dementia can access virtual wellness programming offered by the YMCA of Three Rivers for the duration of this program.

FOR TEENS:
If you are a creative, outgoing teen in high school then this program is for you! Youth involved in this program can opt-in to leadership activities that will count towards their high school volunteer requirements.

TO BECOME A PART OF THE PROGRAM:
Contact Kayla Haas
khaas@alzheimerww.ca
519-742-8518 ext.2030


Sharing Our Voices is offered in partnership by Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington, YMCA of Three Rivers, and Waterloo Public Library.

This project is supported by the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). SIIP is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.