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.
Saturdays, April 15 to June 24
10:30am to 11:30am each day
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
Interested in participating in the Sharing Our Voices program? Sign up using our online form and you will be contacted by the program coordinator, Kayla Haas, with further details about the program and registration process prior to the beginning of the program.
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.
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.