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:
· 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:
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!