Some Activity Ideas for Participation in IG Month.
Organizations, families, and individuals who sponsor activities for Intergeneration Month Activities use their own expertise to plan the events.
It's Easy! List your intergenerational activity or event online as an "All Ages Together Campaign" Participation Pledge, click here
Sample of Events for Intergeneration Month Activities:
In celebration of Intergeneration Month, the Martin Dixon Intergenerational Center, our children and members of the groups listed below, contributed 78 creatively decorated paper squares towards our 1st Martin Dixon Intergenerational Quilt.
The generation span of contributors ranged from 1945 to 2009!!!
The Martin Dixon Intergenerational Center, located on the campus of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a laboratory preschool providing quality educational programming for three and four year old children. Our purpose also includes involving all generations in our surrounding community to engage in activities centered with and around our children. Our older/senior family members and friends include the grand and great grandparents of the children who attend our program, Foster Grandparents of Guilford County, Senior Church Ministries, and local programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Intergeneration Foundation thanks Bernetta Harper, Assistant Director/Coordinator, for her contribution their Intergeneration Month Celebrations with us.
Intergeneration Celebration in Prince Edward Island, Canada: Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Secretariat, with the Department of Community Services and Seniors, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, held their first Intergeneration Celebration in 2011 – in a big way! They held a Storytelling Contest and announced the winners at an Intergeneration Breakfast.
As described in their Press Release:
To recognize the week, the Seniors’ Secretariat launched a contest for Islanders to submit stories that featured characters from two or more generations. The Secretariat received dozens of contest entries from people of all ages. Entries portrayed positive images of older and younger Islanders, and featured the unique voice of Island storytellers.
“It is a pleasure to have an opportunity to celebrate an event that recognizes the many and varied contributions that people of all generations make in our Island communities,” said Chairperson of the Seniors’ Secretariat Mary Hughes. “The Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Secretariat storytelling contest for Intergeneration Week highlighted the very best of Island stories and poems.”
To read the press release, and visit their website, -click here-
What a success!
Portland Community College has a resource initiative called the Wisdom Keepers bringing students and seniors together.
Rainbow Bridge Intergenerational Golf Tournament, Denver, CO
Multiple Intergeneration Activities (cooking, gardening, reading, bingo and sing-along) Easter Seals Miami-Dade, Miami, FL
Seniors do Build-a-Bear activities with elementary school students, Carlisle Communities, Palm Beach, Fl.
West Virginia University students have founded AGES an organization where students intersect with the elderly population through group functions and individual volunteering. AGES held a social to celebrate Intergeneration Month. It was be a barb-b-que social for members and the senior community have a chance to meet one another.
Carnival and Health Fair at Medallion Retirement Community, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visit a Senior Center - over 60% of nursing home residents get less than 1 visit per year.
Research your family genealogy, make a family tree.
Make scrapbooks celebrating generations.
Hold a Pot Luck for your community or neighborhood.
Connect with family members of a different generation in person, or by phone, letters or email.
Reach out to a neighbor of a different generation.
Volunteerism or philanthropy that benefits intergenerational programming.
Work on your financial and estate plan considering intergenerational transfers.
Gatherings and celebrations.
If you are still looking for ideas, the "Something to Remember Me By" Legacy Project website, something to remember me by offers intergenerational activities for families, schools, and community groups. There's even a Family Fun Pack of activities -- with great activities like Generations Scrapbook, Memory Jar, Hand Full of Love, Photo Card Games, and more to assist you with your Intergeneration Month events.
Campaign To Share StrengthsTo list your Intergeneratoinal activities or event online as an "All Ages Together" Participation Pledge, click here
1. Hug someone of another generation.
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