LINKages Society of Alberta

http://www.link-ages.ca

How often do the teens or young adults you know interact face-to-face with a senior? How many seniors do you know who get to share their stories and wisdom with youth? Very often in our society, these two generations are isolated from one another and may even have negative stereotypes about each other. LINKages Society of Alberta connects generations through engaging programs that connect youth volunteers from junior high, high school and university/college with senior mentors living in retirement residences or care homes. We also reach out to communities with vulnerable senior populations to foster friendship and reduce isolation. Through structured and intentional visits, activities and events, LINKages promotes friendships and understanding between youth and older adults. We hope some day all communities will be places where youth and seniors connect for social interaction, support and learning.