Kindergarten student Roxy Coatsworth does some colouring with her friend Kay Soles at Mountain View Assisted Living.

Mountain View celebrating Intergenerational Day on June 1

On June 1 take some time to get to know someone of a different generation for Canada’s Inter-Generational Day.

On June 1 take some time to get to know someone of a different generation for Canada’s Inter-Generational Day.

Mountain View Assisted Living has been participating in an intergenerational program with Alexander Park Elementary School for the past year, and has seen some tremendous results.

“The residents just love it. They always look forward to Wednesdays,” said Tricia Bowness, manager at Mountain View.

“There’s been some really amazing connections made with the kids.”

A kindergarten class has been coming to the home every Wednesday to spend time with the 16 residents who live there, doing things like reading and art projects.

The purpose of intergenerational interaction is to break down stereotypical thinking of both generations through respect and caring, as well as sharing wisdom and spreading good will.

“I definitely think that both generations get something out of this… Ms. Beckett (kindergarten teacher) is so amazing. The kids have learned Mountain View Manners, and mutual respect. And they all have so much fun,” said Bowness.

“The kids are still so young and cute at this age. They’re totally open to it, and it’s really neat to see the friendships that have developed naturally.”

The national intergenerational day, supported by the Intergenerational Society, is on June 1, and Mountain View will be hosting an open house of sorts.

They are putting up some posters, and serving tea, coffee and cake, and letting the kids interview the seniors. They will be able to hear stories, and learn about what life was like when they were young.

To learn more about Inter-Generational Day Canada, and why it is important to encourage interaction among generations, go to


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