Start Planning Now: September is Intergenerational Month!

You may think of September as “back to school” time, but at Bridges Together, we know September as Intergenerational Month!

Intergenerational Month is a global event celebrating the many benefits of relationships between adults aged 60+ and young people. Beginning in 2016, Bridges Together spearheaded the recognition and celebration of this event in Massachusetts, including getting a proclamation signed by Governor Charlie Baker. Earlier this year, the organization Intergeneration Month – the original “founder” of IG Month – passed the torch to Bridges Together, and we will now oversee and promote this special month throughout the country.

Here’s what this means for you:

If you:

·         Work in a school or another youth setting

·         Work with older adults

·         Are a local leader such as a librarian or another community employee or volunteer…

YOU can plan and host an Intergenerational Month event!

Bridges Together has made this part easy. We have a foolproof step-by-step “recipe” for creating a successful intergenerational event and you can find a sample template that you can fill in here. Need some specific ideas? Click here for a list of free, downloadable How-To Guides, designed to help you plan and execute an intergenerational event. Some ideas include:

An Intergenerational Prom

Making Intergenerational Music

Celebrating Grandparents and Grandfriends Day

UP: Planning an Intergenerational Movie Night

Or, of course, you could create your own theme! Take a look at what the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal history did last year.

Stay tuned for details about how to let Bridges Together know about your event so that we can help you publicize it!

If You're an Educator...

If You Work with Older Adults...

Bring Bridges to Your Center!

Use the Bridges or a custom program for your senior center. You can also join our membership, attend an event and more!

If You're a Grandparent or Parent.....

Bring Bridges To Your Home!

Integrate IG activities into your household using our printable Springboards. Join our membership to get monthly activities!