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Bringing Generations Together

Connecting Our Elders

  • Improves the quality of life for the elderly
  • Improves the health of our communities
  • Preserves their stories

Connecting Our Youth

  • Teaches children to recognize the wisdom and value of the elderly
  • Promotes intergenerational respect
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Sharing Their Story

In the creation of Earth's Elders, Jerry Friedman met, interviewed and photographed some of the world¹s oldest elders – 110 years old or older (supercentenarians, as researchers call them). Here, we've captured their influential stories to share with you. Click on a picture to explore the life of one of our supercentenarians.

Doris Prater Pearl Swami
Ann Dam Linus
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Share Your Story

Create a Postcard

Whether you’re a student looking to get in touch with an elder or an elder wanting to send a little love to your grandchildren, we’ve created a special way to get and stay connected. All you have to do when creating a postcard is upload a picture, add a few words, press send and your message will be instantly delivered. Create and share your story now.

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We're Connected

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Creating possibilities that enhance the well-being and quality of life of older adults everywhere is what you'll discover at the Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC). Collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, SERC's mission is to design, test and implement innovative, but practical, solutions that take research 'From Lab to Life TM', research that improves the day-to-day lives of older adults and their families …more on SERC

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There are many ways we can bring our elders and youngest together. Use these drop down menus to help find what you’re looking for and to better your experience.

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