National Intergenerational Month is celebrated worldwide every September. What began as Intergenerational Day in 2000 has expanded to an entire month with the goal of intentionally connecting all ages. National Intergenerational Month has been declared in 43 states (including Oregon) and several countries worldwide. It serves to communicate, celebrate, and educate the community on the importance of intergenerational relationships. To celebrate, we had a Crazy Hat day where all generations (children, families, residents, and staff) wore their silliest hat and joined together for an afternoon of treats and a parade. We are so grateful to be a part of a community that believes in the importance of connecting all generations. Enjoy the photos!
One event our residents and children anticipate each year is the Intergenerational Tea Party. At this event, generations come together to enjoy an afternoon of tea and light snacks. Residents and children alike donned fancy hats and clothes which were appropriate for the festive environment. Enjoy the photos below!
March was a busy month as we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, the arrival of Spring, and Easter. A hallmark of our program is bridging the gap between the generations and creating opportunities for the young and young at heart to learn and grow together. Bringing the generations together in this way enhances socialization stimulates learning, increases emotional support, and improves overall health for both. Holidays are a perfect opportunity for this! Below are some pictures from our celebrations this month. Enjoy!
Students, residents, and staff enjoyed celebrating love and friendship in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day! Our learning culminated with our Valentine's Day party Thursday afternoon. Enjoy some snapshots of the fun!