To build a community committed to promoting brain health through intergenerational relationships by addressing the threat of social isolation and loneliness experienced by older adults
HOW WE STARTED
Social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased dementia risk. Seeing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social isolation and loneliness across all ages, and feeling a loss of connection ourselves, we recognized an opportunity to mitigate the social impact of the pandemic on both older and younger adults.
The Wisdom Exchange Project was created in 2020 as a grassroots initiative that provides opportunities for graduate trainees to connect with older adults living in community settings in Canada. We make the initial connection, and then let the magic happen!