Due to COVID-19, this program is on hold until further notice.

Our unique Grand Friends program promises to be fun for all ages.

Grand Friends brings together children from our YMCA Child Care Centre with the residents at nearby geriatric care facilities for social activities and fun. Having been around for more than 20 years, Grand Friends offers a unique experience for both generations together in a safe and relaxing environment.

Grand Friends promotes social and emotional elements that are proven to enhance the lives of both young and elder alike. Smiles, laughter and friendships are just a few results of our program.

Grand Friends offers your child:

  • Multi-generational arts and crafts, gardening, music, baking, physical activity, conversation, games, and storytelling
  • The chance to engage, and learn from, seniors, and gain an understanding of the ageing process
  • An environment of unconditional acceptance and support where seniors can offer your child their experience, insight, and talents learned over a lifetime

We currently have Grand Friends programs set up with residents at both Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building and Shannex.

Contact us today for a tour!