Creating opportunities for human connection is crucial for our community in a difficult time like this. Seniors with Seniors is a student-driven program that fosters intergenerational connection. In the past, this program has supported in-person visits to local Seniors’ residences to encourage connection, game-playing, and conversations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the program have had the challenge and opportunity to connect with the seniors in a new way over Zoom. This term students have been doing online singalongs with the residents at Braddan Private Hospital, singing classic songs and holiday carols. This is an opportunity for the students to connect face-to-face with the seniors again and share their positivity with the community. New ways to interact with the residents will become available as the year progresses and hopefully there will be a chance to reach out to more long-term care facilities across the Vancouver area.
Grade 10 students Jane, Mishal, and Tori
Maire Duffy, Teacher Sponsor