In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NWTRPA recognizes that priorities of Generations on the Move must shift in order to keep the health of our Elders and older adults as a central focus to the program. In order to keep our Elders and older adults safe and healthy, connecting in-person requires extra care right now. Please visit our Intergenerational Connections Resources page and/or get in touch at email@example.com for support.
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.
There are four communities participating in the GOM project: Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ /Fort Simpson, Hay River, Ulukhaktok, and Whatì.
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.