Summer matters! Many children jump for joy for summer break, but not all. For some, summer is a time when learning stops, meals are scarce, and caring adults during the day are less accessible. Older people have abundant skills and life experience to share. Younger people thrive with the support of caring adults in their lives!
The Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock, VT, has dedicated a special week when young people in our community come together with seniors for learning, fun, and to make meaningful connections. This year, the week of August 5th will be “Generation to Generation” week at The Thompson with programs offered by ArtisTree, The Woodstock History Center, and teacher, Barbara Leonard.
The proven benefits of intergenerational activities are numerous and meaningful to both generations.
Join us for a week of kid and adult-friendly lunch menus, arts & crafts, music, games, ice cream, dancing, and more!
Cost: FREE. Donations for meals are welcome, but not required for children or adult volunteers.
Programs are ideal for children ages 8-12. Children who are 8 years old or older are invited to attend without a parent or caregiver. Children under age 8 are welcome with a parent or caregiver. Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis and all families will be required to complete a permission slip.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Children’s permission slip and sign up at 457-3277 or in person at the Thompson, 99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, VT (Located just off of Route 4 near the high school), or online here. Permission slip and sign-up must be completed in advance of arriving at Gen2Gen camp. Space is limited to 20 children and completed forms are required to hold your space. Participants may attend all programs or just a few.
If transportation is an issue, please let us know so that we can try to accommodate.
Please contact Deanna Jones, Executive Director at The Thompson, with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 457-3277
More about Generation to Generation and The Thompson Senior Center:
The Gen2Gen Summer Challenge is part of Encore.org’s Generation to Generation campaign, a national effort to inspire adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. Encore.org
The Thompson addresses the social, intellectual and physical well being of seniors and offers information and support for Vermont communities on issues and opportunities involved in aging. Located at 99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, the Thompson engages and supports seniors of all ages and backgrounds living in Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret, Quechee, Hartland, Reading, Woodstock, and the surrounding areas. More information is available by calling (802) 457-3277, online at www.ThompsonSeniorCenter.org, and on Facebook at The Thompson Senior Center.