Last week our summer interns said their official goodbyes to the residents of Demeures Sainte-Croix Inc.
Over the past 10 weeks, our youth volunteers sat with residents and helped them learn new skills with their electronic tablets. Residents had varying levels of knowledge, but our interns were able to cater to each of their needs.
Overall, each group learned a lot from the other and enjoyed each other’s company!
Earlier this year, seniors welcomed 12 high school students to the Place St-Moritz Residence, to participate in Hope for Dementia’s Intergenerational Learning Program. The seniors and student volunteers loved the program, which lasted 8 weeks.
The students said they learned a lot about seniors’ culture and history and gained new perspectives on aging and how to communicate with seniors.
The seniors expressed their satisfaction with the program, looking forward to a change of routine each week. The youth visits gave the seniors the opportunity to learn new skills and participate in mutually enjoyable arts and crafts projects, making them feel actively involved and contributing to the community.
If you would like to see us continue the program in the fall donate today! www.hopefordementia.org/donate/