Sharing Our Voices is an intergenerational program that brings high school students and people living with memory loss together through storytelling and art experiences. This program gives participants the opportunity to build social connections and explore collaborative creative processes. Art pieces created as part of this program will be showcased throughout Waterloo Region.

Sharing Our Voices is offered in partnership by Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington, YMCA of Three Rivers, and Waterloo Public Library.

This project is supported by the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). SIIP is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Watch a short video about the program

Current Session

Saturdays, January 7 to March 25
10:30am to 11:30am each day

Stork YMCA
500 Fischer-Hallman Road North
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0B1

*New sessions are added each season so please check back regularly for updates


How to Join the Program

Registration for the current session is closed, but check back in early spring for details about the next session.

More Information

Cost
The Program is completely FREE.

For Older Adults Living with Memory Loss
Register to be be partnered with a caring young person to explore and create art together. Care partners of older adult participants can access wellness programming onsite at the Stork Family YMCA while Sharing Our Voices is in session.

For Teens
If you are a creative, outgoing teen in high school then this program is for you! Youth involved in this program can opt-in to leadership activities that will count towards their high school volunteer requirements.

Questions?

Contact Kayla Haas
khaas@alzheimerww.ca
519-742-8518 ext.2030