Link Generations Summer Storytelling Series at Ingleside at King Farm is featured in the Washington Post.

Link Generations is partnering with Ingleside at King Farm Retirement Community for a storytelling series for high school students and older adults. Learn more

The series culminated with an ice cream social and reminiscence of favorite moments and lessons learned.

Student volunteers and Ingleside residents linked their experience in a symbolic paper chain.
Student volunteers and Ingleside residents linked their experience in a symbolic paper chain.

Both age groups reported benefits from the summer experience.

Student statement: “I don’t have a favorite memory from this program. The whole program is my favorite memory.”

Resident statements: “I love coming here. Talking to the teen agers makes me feel young again.”

“The younger generation and the older generation have a lot in common. I think we are in good hands.”

Link Generations Hits Home Run at Big Train Baseball Nonprofits Night

Volunteer Stephen Jin and Executive Director Lori Marks throw out the first pitch.
Volunteer Stephen Jin and Executive Director Lori Marks throw out the first pitch.

Over 70 volunteers and supporters of all ages cheered on the Bethesda Big Train baseball team and Link Generations with an opening picnic and exciting game. Thanks to Big Train staff and volunteers for making the evening a fun success. It didn’t hurt that Washington weather cooperated with a beautiful evening to be outside.

The event was a chance for Advisory Board members Beth Newburger and Selma Sweetbaum to meet Founding Volunteer Board members Arielle Golder and Stephen Jin.

Link Generations Advisory Board members in the picnic pavilion.
Link Generations Advisory Board members in the picnic pavilion.

 

 

 

Evening highlights include:

  • Kids running on the field with Big Train Baseball players for singing the national anthem.
  • Link Generations stress-baseball giveaways were used to get players’ autographs.
  • Link Generations club leaders from different schools got to meet.
  • Big Train Baseball fans learned about local nonprofits Link Generations and Comfort Cases.

 

 

 

Link Generations Starts Network of High School Clubs

Link Generations is starting a network of clubs at area schools and was featured in the Winston Churchill High School newspaper as a new opportunity for students in 2017-2018. Link Generations provides club materials and training and facilitates connections to nearby assisted living. Students gain leadership skills while planning fun activities based on their own interests. Click here for the full story.

Ring House Program Features Computer Training

Residents lined up in the library for computer training.
Residents lined up in the library for computer training.

The Link Generations program at Charles E. Smith Life Communities brings together local high school students and independent living residents for sharing wisdom and learning about each other. The premise of the Link Generations program is to connect young people with older adults in fun activities that benefit all participants. The older participants relate their hard-earned wisdom to the younger generation while the students keep Ring House residents informed of the latest trends in society. The student participants also receive hands-on training about aging and working with older adults. The goal is to create intergenerational experiences that help people of all ages feel a sense of purpose and connection to others. Click here for more details.