The past & the future collide
This program involves regular joint activities between the children and the seniors. We do a Christmas Choir together, baking, playing games, reading stories, making crafts, community garden, creative dance, celebrate special occasions together, enjoy field trips and most recently have participated in laughing yoga.
Pinewood Court Seniors Home
The activities we engage in with the residents are planned around the interests of the group and what we have observed in our programs. Each experience has a purpose as to why it is planned and shared with the seniors!
The Toddler/Preschool group will be going over on June 7th, 15th, and 26th. They will be doing bubbles, music and songs as well as a Year End Picnic with the seniors! The school-age group will be going over on June 19th, 2017 for a Year End Celebration! They will be playing games and having snow cones with the seniors!
Talk to your child's educators for updates and new information as well!
Roseview Manor seniors home
January 2017 to June 2017
Many winter and spring time visits have now been planned between our preschool program and the residents at Roseview Manor. On Tuesday, January 31st we will participate in interactive games together. On Friday, February 17th we will participate in creative collages. For Thursday, March 9th there will be a dance party for children and seniors to engage in together. Monday, April 10th will be an Easter egg hunt. Tuesday, May 16th we will move to the outdoor space and set up interactive games in the garden area. And we will end our year off on Thursday, June 15th with a BBQ lunch!
Dawson Court Seniors Home - Thank you for the memories!
September 2010 to December 2015
We have enjoyed many years of visiting our friends at Dawson Court are were sad to say good bye when their facility closed. We did have a celebratory visit in June 2015 to honour our long time relationship between Schoolhouse Playcare Centre and Dawson Court. Over the years we have participated in play-dough play, water colour painting, baking, tea parties, pizza making, dancing, puppet shows, games, BBQ's, ice cream parties, Christmas tree trimming, and Easter egg hunts. Thank you for sharing these wonderful experiences with us!
On December 16th our intergenerational program coordinator (Jen) was invited to partake in a volunteer appreciation luncheon held at Dawson Court. Jen has brought back a painting that was created with the seniors and children in our programs together. We have proudly posted this upon the walls of our St James school location.