June 1: Intergenerational Day
Intergenerational Day was created in 2010 to raise awareness of the many benefits of respectful relations between generations. For instance, when people of different ages spend time together, it results in increased empathy and a reduction in ageism and isolation. It also provides an excellent occasion to share culture and knowledge.
Recreation can be the perfect vehicle for bringing different generations together and providing opportunities for fun, learning, and connection. Celebrate this day by engaging in your favourite recreational activities in a physically distant way, or finding new ways to spend time with family, friends, and community members of different generations.
For ways to connect with Elders during COVID-19, head here.