VILLA VIGNETTES PROJECT

Villa Vignettes was an organized set of visits between youth and seniors to collect information to create storybooks based on the childhood memories. Due to the ease and accessibility of creating publications today, and the inherent computer design skills of many youth, creating a series of books or booklets of this kind is very doable. The project benefits youth by building interpersonal skills through interactions with people outside their age groups and social circles. Seniors, especially those living in long-term care, are at risk of social isolation from the larger community outside resident peers, staff and close family members. This project was part of the MIND-BODY-SPIRIT grant administered by the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of the Health and Wellness and the Municipality of the County of Richmond.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Deanna Martell

RECA Vice-Principal

902-345-4949

Deanna.Martell@srce.ca

Karen Budden

Richmond Villa Recreation Coordinator

902-535-3030 Ext. 2

karen.budden@richmondvilla.ca

Dawn Ostrem

902-587-2800

mindbodyspiritpc.dkmchc@gmail.com

 

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