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Guest post by Silvia Fraga Dominguez


People in many countries, including Canada, are currently experiencing increased social distancing to diminish the rate of COVID-19 infections. These measures affect every age group. But because older adults are at a higher risk from the virus, they may be staying at home more to protect themselves. As a result, older adults are not only more socially isolated than usual but potentially more so than people who are less vulnerable to COVID-19. 

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 JUNE 1, 2020 UPDATE:
See the first virtual intergenerational quilt


Each year on June 1, we promote Intergenerational Day -
a celebration of the mutual benefits of building relationships across generations.

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Intergenerational Day in Canada.

 
Now more than ever, we need ways to connect. We need to celebrate. Just because we can’t be together, doesn’t mean we can't be connected. 

Calling Canadians of all generations Please help us build a virtual national quilt!

Using your creativity, please answer the question "what do intergenerational friendships mean to you?"
Send us an email and attach a picture of your drawing, sculptures, photos, inspirational notes etc. (high resolution, in jpeg or png format) to:   by Sunday, May 24th

Submissions will be compiled into a beautiful national quilt that illustrates that we are a diverse and unified country that is stronger together. The IG Day Quilt will be showcased online and celebrated across Canada on Intergenerational Day, Monday, June 1st 2020

Thank you so much for being a part of this collaboration! 

Note for participants:

  • If you want to include your name, please only show your first name to protect your privacy. 
  • If you are under 18 years old, please have a parent/guardian write a note (see below), giving permission for you to submit. Take a picture of the note, and send it along with your art: 

    By entering my submission, I hereby give full consent to use the photo(s), drawing(s) and/or all artwork (I) submit for the Intergenerational Day Canada Quilt to be displayed virtually and/or printed and displayed. I verify that this is my property to offer.

 

This is a joint national effort with LINKages (Alberta), Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships, iGEN Ottawa, and i2i Intergenerational Society Canada.

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February 26 is Pink Shirt Day. For this occasion, A&O: Support Services for Older Adults, with support from the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, is launching an anti-bullying campaign on social media to help raise awareness of bullying of older adults: #PinkShirtDayForAll.

In a recent Canadian study, preliminary reports identified that 57% of English-speaking older adult respondents reported being bullied in the last 4 months.

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Welcome to the second installment of our Anniversary blog series!

We continue our oral history of the Network by bringing together Raeann Rideout, Pat Power, and Kathy Majowski. Raeann and Pat were co-Chairs of CNPEA for many years and led the Knowledge-Sharing Project, which resulted in the creation of this very website. Kathy Majowski has been the Chair of CNPEA since 2017. Together they explore the landmarks of the network and of the Hub, share personal experiences, and consider the challenges to come.This conversation has been edited for conciseness. 
To read our first installment, The Newfoundland Perspective, click here


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Origin stories
''At the time, nobody had money to pay for teleconference calls across Canada...''

 

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