Seniors from Winston Park share outside Kitchener City Hall

Seniors from The Village of Winston Park brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

The #ElderWisdom bench at the Kitchener City Hall

Date: Friday, June 29th, 2018

Listen to 570 News where Mike Farwell talks to Carl about the #ElderWisdom campaign and his thoughts on the aging stigmas in society. 570 News Clip

Pinehaven Nursing Home share conversations in Uptown Waterloo

Seniors from Pinehaven Nursing Home brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

The #ElderWisdom bench at the Uptown Waterloo Public Square

Date: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Seniors Share Wisdom in Waterloo | CTV

“Give credit to God! He gives me strength to carry on day by day and He has never left me and never forsaken me. Through life I have learned and have come to understand who God is and embrace His good morals to love and care for others. So I can live a good life the Lord would have me live.” -Lena

“There is nothing more important than love and loving others.” -Lena

#ElderWisdom celebrated in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto

Seniors from Maynard Nursing Home and Fairview Nursing Home brought the #ElderWisdom benches to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

 

The #ElderWisdom bench at the Trinity Bellwoods Park

Date: Friday, June 15th, 2018

Need Advice? Pop-Up Park Bench Invites You To Talk With A Senior | Toronto Storeys

Need some advice on your job, dating, travel? Have a seat with a senior | CBC Toronto

 

“Always be polite. A person smiles at you, smile back.”

Sharing wisdom outside Guelph City Hall

Seniors from The Village of Riverside Glen and The Village of Arbour Trails brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

The #ElderWisdom bench at Guelph Market Square

Date: Thursday, June 14th, 2018

News

Guelph seniors share some wisdom | Guelph Mercury Tribune

#ElderWisdom: Seniors share their experiences | CTV Kitchener

Norm & Jack co-host the 107.5 Dave Rocks morning show [Social Post]

Guelph Today | May 24, 2018

“We in the Western World confess, that our forebears were wrong when they assumed that White Men and Women were the superior race.” -John

Audrey chats with the Brampton Community

Seniors from The Village of Sandalwood Park brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

The #ElderWisdom bench in Brampton on June 13, 2018

“The best thing about being a senior is that I get to do practically anything I want.” -Audrey

Brampton senior takes part in #ElderWisdom community visit | Brampton Guardian

Wisdom conversations outside Hamilton City Hall

Seniors from The Village of Wentworth Heights and Hamilton Continuing Care brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

The #ElderWisdom bench at the Hamilton City Centre

Date: Monday, June 11th, 2018

“As you grow older you realize it’s less about the rush and more about stopping to smell the roses” -Lou Ann

“Listen more to those around you, and hear what they have to say” -Mary

Conversations with the community in Whitby

We enjoyed the beautiful outdoors with the residents from The Village of Taunton Mills as they brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community.

The #ElderWisdom bench at the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex

Date: Friday, June 8th, 2018

“Look to seniors for advice -but do not underestimate what young people have to offer!” -Brian

“I urge the young people of today to never be afraid to try something new” -Kate

#ElderWisdom Visits Tri-Pride Festival

Come and celebrate diversity with the residents from The Village of Winston Park at this years Tri-Pride Music Festival in Victoria Park. The residents will be sitting on the green #ElderWisdom bench at the Victoria Park clock tower ready to talk about the importance of ending stigmatization.

The #ElderWisdom bench at the Tri-Pride Festival

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

How a little #ElderWisdom and a green bench will tackle ageism in Ontario | CBCKW

‘Change and Love are the only Constants in Life’: #ElderWisdom in the Realm of Inclusion | Village Voice

“There is time for everything. Friends are important.” -Bernice

Seniors Month Kick-off in Mississauga

Residents from The Village of Erin Meadows and Erin Mills Lodge were at the Annual Senior’s Fair hosted by Councillor Pat Saito. The residents were seated on our green #ElderWisdom bench at the front of the Meadowvale Community Centre eager to share their stories and talk about the importance of seniors contributions to the Mississauga community.

Read our Village Voice Story

Thank you for visiting the #ElderWisdom bench in Mississauga

Location: Meadowvale Community Centre (6655 Glen Erin Drive)

Date: Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

“I know a lot more now because of all of my experience.” -Phyllis
“Believe in yourself and good things will usually happen!” -David
“I feel that we would all benefit from going just a little bit slower – learn about each other more, discover and appreciate our world a whole lot more.” -Ernie

Seniors share wisdom at LaSalle Town Hall

Seniors from The Village of Aspen Lake and The Village at St. Clair brought the #ElderWisdom bench to the community. We are fighting ageism together by encouraging conversation while sharing the importance of seniors contributions to their community.

The #ElderWisdom bench at LaSalle Town Hall

Date: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

101-year-old tackling ageism using #ElderWisdom bench | CBC Windsor

“The best thing about being a senior is that you are able to give advice to younger people on their problems and things that confront them. Advice on how to cope with it, if not solve it. -Ron