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Literacy Enhancement for Senior Immigrant Women

Abstract: 
This curriculum manual was designed for an Arts and Crafts group comprised of senior immigrant women. The participants are mostly relative newcomers to Canada. Many have limited language and literacy skills, which leads to isolation and even depression. Due to physical limitations, limited English, responsibilities for their children and grandchildren in the home and lack of confidence, these women are often not comfortable joining mainstream support and activity groups geared to seniors. As they make connections with other senior women from different social and cultural backgrounds, they will become more comfortable integrating into the larger community. By overcoming language deficiencies, they will have the confidence and skills required to maintain / gain independence.
Source/Producer: 
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Author: 
Liette Wilson (Curriculum developer); Mara Hawkins (Editor)
Publish Date: 
2009
Keywords: 
urriculum, teaching materials, lesson plans, seniors program
Funding Source: 
Calgary Learns
Availability of Document: 
The PDF below includes selections from the resource. To access the resource, contact Eva Szasz-Redmond.
Website: 
http://www.ciwa-online.com/
Contact: 
Eva Szasz-Redmond
Contact Email: 
language@ciwa-online.com
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Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Liette Wilson (Curriculum developer); Mara Hawkins (Editor)
2009
urriculum, teaching materials, lesson plans, seniors program
Calgary Learns
The PDF below includes selections from the resource. To access the resource, contact Eva Szasz-Redmond.
Eva Szasz-Redmond
language@ciwa-online.com