YORKTON - Parkland College is hoping to bring their students together with seniors in the community.
To bring seniors and students together the college is launching ‘Bridging Divides: Success for Students and Seniors’.
The program is designed to bring seniors interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences with students at the college, explained program contact Brittany Frick.
With sharing information in mind, the college is seeking interested seniors in Yorkton, Melville, Kamsack and Fort Qu’Appelle.
Those interested may wish to attend an information and planning session to be held at the Main Campus in Yorkton July 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. in room 101.
“We’ll be sharing more information that day,” said Frick, adding the final program will be created based “on what seniors are going to tell us.”
Frick said it will be at the planning session the exact focus of the initiative is developed based on what seniors are interested in providing, and in learning from students.
“We want them (seniors) to be part of our college campus,” she said.
When fully launched in the fall the program will see volunteer seniors integrated into the college in varying ways, from visiting classrooms to share knowledge, to one-on-one session with students, to being involved in college events and activities.