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AFRO: Support Through the Generations

African Family Revival Organization (AFRO) is a grassroots, mutual aid organization serving the Black and African communities in Waterloo Region that enables all members of our community to participate in Canadian society as active citizens. Support Through the Generations is a program that supports Black/African Origin/Newcomer older adults with dementia (and their caregivers), and works to build meaningful, supportive relationships between older adults and our community’s youth.

Support Through the Generations can help:

  • Older adults with dementia and their caregivers – with systems navigation, accessing resources, and personal planning, with culturally-grounded support.
  • Reduce isolation. Throughout this project, AFRO will be hosting social evenings (virtually, and in-person when it is safe to do so) where we will gather, connect, share food, laughs, and stories, and enjoy cultural presentations and activities.
  • Engage youth. Core to this program is building intergenerational relationships. We are seeking youth volunteers who can act as “buddies” with older adult participants, and provide practical help, along with building relationships across generations.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Support Through the Generations program.


Additional Resources

AFRO: Support Through the Generations Postcard

Website: AFRO Support Through the Generations

Contact AFRO: info@afrofamily.ca or 519-576-0540 ext. 3731

African Family Revival Organization in partnership with Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region.