Tags : Connections

The Power of Intergenerational Connections

Among the many lessons that 2020 has taught us is that human happiness goes hand-in-hand with human connectedness. That counts doubly so for intergenerational relationships between older adults and younger individuals, according to a 2019 AARP study. Researchers found that 93% of people on both sides of a close intergenerational friendship felt it came with […]Read More

Pen Pal Program Connects Seniors During Pandemic

Despite strict coronavirus lockdown orders, residents at a senior living community found a way to connect with their neighbors — through a pen pal program. When GreenFields of Geneva closed much of its programming due to coronavirus concerns, Karen Tomko, life enrichment manager for independent living, wanted to keep residents engaged. Tomko posted on her […]Read More

Seniors Click ‘Like’ for Social Media

While on a cruise with her husband in 2011, Andy Weitzberg suddenly felt compelled to photobomb a young couple getting their picture taken during dinner. “As a kid, I was always the class clown. I enjoy making people laugh and smile, and I thought that was the perfect opportunity for some fun,” says the 72-year-old […]Read More