The community of Agassiz celebrated Intergenerational Day with an ACE burger, and a wheel chair walk, last Thursday. Seniors in wheel chairs had the opportunity to enjoy the company of local students on a walk designed to bridge the generation gap.
“It’s a great opportunity to bring students and seniors together for the day and it’s nice to see how well attended it is this year,” said Superintendent for SD78 Dr. Karen Nelson.
The walk started outside The Observer office where a large group of students from Kent Elementary, seniors, teachers and members of the community banded together to celebrate the big day and to spend some quality time together, culminating at the Agassiz Legion where the group enjoyed ACE burgers provided and prepared by ACE students.
Intergenerational Day is slated annually for June 1 with its emphasis on the power of connecting youth with older adults, and the impact these connections have in building healthy communities, while preventing the mistreatment of older adults.
The consensus among the two groups was that they had far more commonalities than differences despite the age gap, with seniors and students realizing they aren’t so different from one another.