We’ve been chosen, through our partnership with Addressing Loneliness through Movement and Art (ALMA), as a one of ten organizations to receive training in spontaneous creative engagement through storytelling, to be facilitated by students with elders.
about timeslips & the nextgen project:
TimeSlips, in partnership with LeadingAge, is bringing their online training to ten higher education institutions, high schools, and youth organizations across the country. We are one of them. The NextGen project aims to reduce the stigma of aging and memory loss as well as improve recruitment, retention, and quality of the next generation of the elder-care workforce by supporting high school and college students to work with elders through creative engagement tools and meaning-making projects.
TimeSlips will aid in the implementation of training for high school and college students; support project faculty and staff in guiding student experiences; and help foster strong intergenerational partnerships between student-serving and elder-serving organizations.
For more information on TimeSlips, visit timeslips.org.
ALMA (previously known as PlantPals), in partnership with UCLArts & Healing, is a volunteer-run organization that seeks to transform lives by creating inter-generational relationships with volunteers and underserved seniors living in long-term care through movement, music, and art activities.
Interested in taking a look inside an ALMA program session? Read our article, PlantPals: Heroes, Succulents & Love and the follow-up Interview Spotlight with facilitators Julia Grace (founder) and Gina Simonelli.
If interested in collaborating, volunteering, or supporting ALMA, please visit www.almamovement.org.