Everything Is Coming Up 9’s!
2019! The 9th year of celebration of
June 1st Intergenerational Day Canada
9 provinces and 3 territories supported the day last year. Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick have proclaimed the day in perpetuity so they are already on board for 2019. They have made permanent commitments within their jurisdictions to recognize and support respectful and purposeful relationships between young and old. ALL Age Friendly communities…now that’s resiliency!
99 cities have recognized the day through proclamations, declarations, letters of support, events and parties.
9, a symbol of good leadership and wisdom-Governments must know that bringing generations together is the most powerful move they can make towards better mental, physical and social health of their citizens. Intergenerational relating improves health in both generations. Together they are stronger, together they are healthier. Connecting these age groups socially and emotionally diminishes the devastating effects of isolation and loneliness, our leading health concern in Canada.
So, it’s time to pick up that #9 golf iron, get the ball rolling out of the sand trap and into your Intergenerational Community. It’s time ‘to dress up to the 9’s’ with seniors and kids getting their party on…together. If this doesn’t work for you, how about hitting a home run in the 9th, by involving a community team to bring awareness to the wonderful, yet largely unsung, benefits of older adults and kids getting together with purpose?
Check out our IG Day page. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or let us assist you in sharing your IG Day event or story. We have lots of great, easy ideas to get you started.
Remember these 9 words. Keep It Simple, Share the Load, and Have Fun!
9th Annual June 1st Intergenerational Day Canada Embrace it!
Sharon MacKenzie Executive Director
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