Ron Wartie

Generations connect at Come Share event

Society to host first Grandparents' Day on June 11 at White Rock Community Centre.

Seniors and White Rock Elementary students bridged decades recently, during an intergenerational event at the Come Share Society.

The Grade 1s joined attendees of the society’s day program, which offers older adults opportunities to socialize, participate in recreational activities and try exercise programs

Together, the two generations painted, played games and shared some favourite books.

Executive director Sue McIntosh described the day – held May 13 – as “punctuated with smiles all around.”

McIntosh said one senior commented, “These children are so smart and so well-mannered. I can’t see my grandchildren very often and I heard a number of these students say that they don’t see their grandparents, so we are helping each other. “

Building on the value of such events, Seniors Come Share Society is hosting its first Grandparents’ Day June 11 at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Ave.).

The free, family event – set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – is to include music, dancing, activities, educational information and a photo booth.

For more information, call 604-531-9400.

 

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