As part of the SIIP project, community stakeholders in Waterloo Region submitted proposals for funding to expand or create new intergenerational projects. Below you will find key elements of the SIIP project that funded community projects considered when addressing social inclusion of older adults living with dementia and their care partners.
SIIP supports intergenerational programs that enable older adults living with dementia, their care partners, secondary and post-secondary-aged youth to interact in meaningful ways. This may involve sharing time, skills and experiences and building relationships with one another along the way. These programs not only benefit older adults, but also create experiential learning opportunities for youth that contribute to career development and empower them to be leaders and innovators in the community.
Funded Community Projects
SIIP has had the pleasure of working with four community led initiatives for intergenerational programs within Waterloo Region. These programs are highlighted below:
African Family Revival Organization (AFRO): Support Through the Generations
Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Region: Sharing our Voices
Conestoga College: Taking Interest in People
Parkwood Seniors Community: The Virtual Village