Posted: August 29, 2022
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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.

Watch a short video about the program

 

12-week Saturday Session

Saturdays, September 10 to November 26
10:30am to 11:30am

Stork YMCA
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


More Information

COST:
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.


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.