Tag: intergenerational

EngAge BC Member, Charles Manor, Teams up with Local Middle School for Pen-Pal Project

Image: Shelby Thom/Global News Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of social isolation have been challenging for seniors across British Columbia. In efforts to create connection and community, amid public health restrictions, EngAge BC member, Charles Manor has teamed up with local KVR Middle School to pilot a pen-pal program. The initiative, which was originally […]

Sometimes I drop my spoon and other wisdom from Shel Silverstein

Explaining the value of intergenerational connections The Little Boy and the Old Man by Shel Silverstein Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” “I do that too,” laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, “I […]

Empty Nests: An intergenerational solution to a complex problem

58-year-old home owner seeks young renter to share space in Vancouver. Can offer below market rental rate in exchange for occasional dog walking and garden work. No, it’s not a craigslist ad, but according to Global News, it is an example of the kind of agreements which the Empty Nests program seeks to support across […]