Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bridges Program in Burlington


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Are you retired? Would you like to
work with children? Please volunteer!

BRIDGES: Growing Older, Growing Together is an award- winning intergenerational program that promotes mutual respect, understanding, and friendships between elementary school students and older adults in the community.

Each session has a different topic. Lesson are led by the
classroom teacher. Two volunteers are paired with 4-5 students
to do activities and talk. Topics include Ethnicities, Heirlooms
& Traditions,” “Schools Then and Now,”and “Learning from
Each Other.”

COMMENTS FROM
PAST PARTICIPANTS:

“I learned how to relate better to my own grandchildren.”
“Differences in ages do not stop people from learning from one another.”
“We learned more than a little about ourselves.”
“It gave us an opportunity to think back and appreciate our own experiences and heritage.”
“I learned that people of different stages in life can talk to each other, learn from each other, and laugh together.”

The commitment is small, but the rewards are great!

NEXT SESSION
Memorial Elementary School, Burlington
Wednesday Afternoons, 12:30-1:30 PM
Six sessions between Feb. 25 and April 15, 2015
Dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 Makeup: 4/15

Contact the Burlington Senior Center at 781.270.1950 to learn more!
A Program of Bridges Together, Inc. • www.BridgesTogether.org