Seniors Come Share’s Executive Director Sue McIntosh was recognized at the Vancouver YWCA in the Not for Profit category along with twelve very talented and skilled women from various organization in the lower mainland. The YWCA Women of Distinction Award is recognized nationally and it honors , the individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. This nomination reflects the efforts of Board of Directors, the skilled staff and the multitalented volunteers who combined have built Seniors Come Share Society. Congratulations Sue your leadership and innovative thinking has helped steer the ship Come Share for the past 38 years – you deserve this recognition.
Seniors and White Rock Elementary students bridged decades recently, during an intergenerational event at the Come Share Society. The Grade 1s joined attendees of the society’s day program, which offers older adults opportunities to socialize, participate in recreational activities and try exercise programs Together, the two generations painted, played games and shared some favourite books. Executive director Sue McIntosh described the day – held May 13 – as “punctuated with smiles all around.” McIntosh said one senior commented, “These children are so smart and so well-mannered. I can’t see my grandchildren very often and I heard a number of these students say that they don’t see their grandparents, so we are helping each other. “ Building on the value of such events, Seniors Come Share Society is hosting its first Grandparents’ Day June 11 at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Ave.). The free, family event – set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – is to include music, dancing, activities, educational information and a photo booth. For more information, call 604-531-9400. Source: Generations connect at Come Share event – Peace Arch News