Sharing Our Voices is an intergenerational program that brings high school students and people living with memory loss 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.
12-week Saturday Session
Saturdays, September 10 to November 26
10:30am to 11:30am
500 Fischer-Hallman Rd N, Waterloo, ON
Participants: Teens in high school & older adults living with memory loss.
6-week Thursday Session
Thursdays, October 20 to November 24
10:30 am to 11:30am
A. R. Kaufman YMCA
333 Carwood Ave, Kitchener, ON
Participants: Homeschool teens or post-secondary students & older adults living with memory loss
The Program is completely FREE.
FOR OLDER ADULTS LIVING WITH MEMORY LOSS:
Register to be be partnered with a caring young person to explore and create art together. Care partners of older adult participants can access wellness programming onsite at the Stork Family YMCA while Sharing Our Voices is in session.
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
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.