Communication between generations

Agassiz Legion offers skills program for seniors and teens

The Agassiz Legion will be holding a program in communication skills for seniors and teens, thanks to a grant from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The program will involve eight one-hour sessions at midday each Monday in the Branch 32 Legion hall. The program will be run by Terry Blaker, a member of the Legion with over 30 years experience teaching communication skills to businesses.

Attendance for the first series will be limited to eight seniors and eight teens and the candidates will be expected to attend all eight sessions. The program will focus on eliminating the attitudes and actions that impede the meaningful exchange of ideas. There will be exercises and practice sessions.

The intent of the program is that at the end of the eight sessions the candidates will be comfortable and effective in communicating with others regardless of age or situation. Blaker adds that “the ability of seniors to share their life experiences with youth is so important in developing caring, responsible attitudes that we mustn’t be blasé about it.”

This program will effectively enhance this so that seniors and youth will be open and willing to share and learn. They will be working closely with schools, senior organizations, native groups, ACE, and others to provide this program. If you are a senior, you can join the program or you can recommend the program to youth and seniors that you know.

The program begins Sept. 30 and runs eight Mondays (excluding holidays) until Dec. 2.  A second session is tentatively planned to run mid-January through March. Lunch will be served at the sessions.

More information will be published in the Legion, this newspaper, and in partner organizations.  To help or get involved, contact Terry Blaker by email at the Legion agassizlegion32@shaw.ca or leave your name at the Legion bar.

 

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