Paint Nite with our senior citizen friends
October 22nd 2018 the PowerfilledYouth Team started our first of many engaging, interactive an fun paint-night/date-nights with our friends residing at the Rouge Valley Extendicare Long Term Home Facility. We've gotten to know each, shared smiles and stories and painted together. The youth and seniors formed connections almost immediately and meaningful bonds. It's truly a great thing to see how impactful, beneficial and positive these events have been thus far.
Research shows that seniors gain improved self-esteem and a feeling of usefulness within their communities and may also help them be more active, which can help with their mobility; and the chance to exercise their minds in different ways.
Inter-generational programs for seniors and youth offer an opportunity to bridge the generation gap offering numerous benefits for both generations.