Intergenerational Connection in Community

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – There is tremendous value in intergenerational engagement, both for older adults and youth. Joining us to share opportunities for organized social engagement  is Sienna Wildfield, Founder of HilltownFamilies.org.VALUES

Children learn to appreciate their older community members while strengthening their sense of community through new relationships.

Older adults feel valued and benefit from improved health. And the community benefits from the sharing of cultures and traditions between different generations, ultimately creating more sustainable and resilient communities.COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Outdoors: Gardening

Indoors: Museums, Libraries, Botanical Gardens, Art Centers

Social: Family CentersONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS

Grandparents/older kin raising grandchildren group support meetings:

Mondays 4pm-5:30pm – The Bridge Family Resource Center in Amherst, MA.

Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm – Amherst Family Center in Amherst, MA.

Wednesdays 1pm-2:30pm – Salasin Center in Greenfield, MA.

United Arc facilitates support groups:

Tuesdays 11:30am-1pm – Turners Falls, MA.

Tuesdays 5:15pm-6:45pm – Greenfield, MA.

Wednesdays 10:15am-11:45am – Huntington, MA.

Wednesdays 12:30pm-2pm – Greenfield, MA.

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