Intergenerational Connection - In the Spotlight
The City of Parkland offers intergenerational programs and activities, throughout the year, that encourage interaction between seniors, teens and children.Â A sampling of the programs and activities they offer throughout the year includes:Â a Summer Reading Camp, Winter Holiday Shows and various Childrenâ€™s classes.Â
Throughout the year, the City of Parkland offers â€śChildrenâ€™s Classesâ€ť to children between the ages of 7-11.Â This program includes activities such as craft classes, croquet classes, etc.Â Senior volunteers help the instructor to teach the classes to the children and participate alongside them to assist with their success.Â During the summer, they offer an eight week â€śSummer Reading Campâ€ť program where seniors (ages 62 and older) read stories that have a â€ścampâ€ť theme, to children (ages of 5-7).Â The City of Parkland also conducts a â€śWinter Holiday Showâ€ť each year in December at the senior assisted living facility in the community, and auditions are held each November.Â Participants of all ages (5-70) perform a variety of different talents in the show.Â This is their fifth year holding the show.
As you can see from the pictures as well as, from an essay on how brining positive and lasting change to communities can occur when multiple generations are brought togetherâ€¦both the children and seniors enjoy the activities offered by through the City of Parklandâ€™s Intergenerational programs/activities.Â May these highlights inspire others to take part in bridging the gap between the generations by participating in Intergenerational events/activities within their own communities.
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