LINKages Society of Alberta
LINKages Mission is to foster interactions that promote friendships and understanding between youth and older adults. Intergenerational programs are mutually beneficial and is one type of mentoring program.
LINKages is a charitable organization that provides support and structure for hundreds of youth and seniors resulting in an exchange of knowledge, skills and life experiences between generations. We teach the young about aging while teaching the aged about youth.
Not only does LINKages provide programs for hundreds of youth and seniors in Calgary, we build the capacity of youth and senior serving organizations throughout the province of Alberta through our “train the trainer” workshops. By supporting others we can bridge the gap between knowledge, information and implementation of intergenerational programs and ensure everyone who desires these important relationships has the ability to do so.