Intergenerational Giving

Opportunities for Intergenerational Connections

The Be a Santa to a Senior program, in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care, provides many opportunities for children and youth to connect with and make a positive impact in the lives of Winnipeg’s older adults. Teachers can use the process to teach a Social Studies unit about older adults. This is an opportunity to highlight some of the obstacles, like social isolation or lower income status, faced by many older adults. Students can learn how to help brighten the lives of older adults.


Homemade from the Heart

The program welcomes homemade cards, art work, ornaments and gifts to include with gifts we deliver to our participants. One past participant noted that his homemade card was more meaningful than any gift he could have received.



Time and Talent

School groups like choirs, craft clubs or theatre groups can share their talent with communities that house older adults. There are many properties throughout Winnipeg that would welcome a choir performance, crafting workshop or talent show during the holiday season and throughout the year.


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