Generations on the Move (GOM, previously known as Active Healthy Intergenerational Connections) is a three-year project to demonstrate programming that successfully promotes active, healthy aging in smaller NWT communities. The Project is designed to encourage intergenerational connections and increase active living opportunities for older adults. It also responds to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) strategies and plans that promote active, healthy living.
There are many projects in the territory that target specific age categories. What makes this opportunity unique is the goal to bring people together in communities across age groups. The aim is to create regular, repeated activities and programs in your community instead of one-time events. We hope that bringing together different generations for activities will promote the transmission of knowledge and inspire people to lead more active lifestyles.
Currently, there are five communities participating in the GOM project: Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Ulukhaktok, and Whati. Each community is approaching the project in a unique way that suits them—from smaller, weekly events, to larger gatherings that occur a few times a year. Dance lessons, fiddling classes, traditional dance gatherings, food harvesting and preparation, and traditional games are just some of the things that have been done.
If you would like more information about GOM, please contact us at:
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Are you interested bring intergenerational programming to your community? There are many resources available to help! Hard copies are available for free—please contact us at [email protected] to learn more.