Health & Wellness

Elder support



Effort level

Moderate to high

About this idea

Promote intergenerational connections by matching young families with children aged 3 to 12 who have no grandparents with ‘volunteer’ community grandparents. Partnering grandparent groups up for story time or outdoor park play dates can promote health and wellness for both the senior and the child/youth through physical activity, emotional support, socialization, and cognitive stimulation.

Tip: If you are not able to gather in person, connect volunteer grandparents with children for story time phone calls.

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