After attending a Bridges Together workshop last fall, Debby Triffletti of the Lynnfield (MA) Council on Aging was inspired to start a new intergenerational program.
Joining forces with the Lynnfield Moms Group, she planned a series of themed programs that incorporated ideas from the workshop: the first was centered on nursery rhymes and children’s songs, while the second was focused on bugs. (The “bugs” program involved reading a book and creating art—making lady bugs with washable paint). Both programs drew upwards of 10 seniors and 15 children ranging in age from one to four. A third program, with an apple them, is planned for September.
“The first time we served animal crackers and apple juice, and the second we served pudding cups, gummy worms and apple juice,” said Debby. “Both snacks were a big hit with the kids.”
Congratulations to Debby and her team, who have successfully and inventively brought together community members ranging in age from one to 97! And thanks to MCOA, our partner in professional development programming.
For a list of upcoming educational workshops, coffee connections, and webinars, visit https://www.bridgestogether.org/upcoming-programs/.