One of my very favorite things at holiday time is our partnership with LITA’s Bridging Generations.
“Bridging Generations is celebrating their 6th year connecting Marin County senior home residents with elementary school students.
Throughout the school year, students and senior buddies meet to develop intergenerational friendships.
As they come together for various activities, such as interviews, poetry, drawing and game playing, they develop a mutually beneficial relationship built on respect.
As the year progresses, students learn that residents in nearby senior homes are not the only isolated people in need of their friendship and compassion.
Bridging Generations partners create holiday cards for Nancy’s List, a Marin County cancer support organization.
Their generosity of spirit is revealed in colorful messages delivered to local children’s hospitals by founder Nancy Novack.
For students, this activity fosters an awareness of others less fortunate, cultivating empathy.
For seniors, it is a chance to further connect to the community by being part of a meaningful project.”
…. Dena Selix, Intergenerational Coordinator
If you ‘get it’ … please give to Nancy’s List so that we can continue to give to our community.