Posted: June 21, 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.

WHEN:

July Session - CANCELLED
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
July 18 to 29 | 10:30am to 12pm each day

August Session
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
August 15 to 26 | 10:30am to 12pm each day

WHERE:
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
500 Fischer-Hallman Rd N, Waterloo, ON


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.