May 8, 2012Click here to download PDF
CONTACTS: Katie Crane, Director of Marketing, Generations, (585) 254-8160 ext 305
Jennifer Clar, Marketing Coordinator, St. John's, 760-1334
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2012
Generations child & ELDER care
And St. John’s Home
CELEBRATE OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our lives. Since 1963, communities have been commemorating the important role seniors play in sharing their experiences, wisdom, and understanding and passing that knowledge on to other generations. The theme this year is, “Never Too Old To Play,” which encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active, and involved in their own lives and in their communities. Generations is planning to celebrate with activities throughout the month. On Monday, May 21st our Elder Care participants will be reading two bgbooks about grandparents and creating a craft with some of our children at the Gates location at 2400 Chili Avenue. On Tuesday, May 22nd, children from our St. John’s location will join with residents from St. John’s Home at 150 Highland Avenue to read the books together. We invite you to participate in the fun and join us at either of these events for a photo opportunity.
In 2009, there were 39.6 million people over the age of 65. By 2030, that number is expected to grow to 72.1 million! At Generations Child & Elder Care, we recognize the importance of meaningful social interaction between older and younger generations, enriching the lives of all involved. Life-long participation in social, creative, and physical activities has proven health benefits, including retaining mobility, muscle mass, and cognitive abilities. Young people who have significant relationships with a grandparent or elder affirm that these relationships have helped to shape their values, goals, and life choices and gave them a sense of identity and roots.
While Generations provides services, support, and resources to our seniors year-round, Older Americans Month is a great time to show our admiration for them. If you require further information, please contact Katie Crane at 585-254-8160, extension 305.
Generations Child and Elder Care has been in operation since 1993 and is locally owned and operated. Generations is Nationally Accredited and offers comprehensive programming as well as intergenerational activities to bring children and seniors together. There are seven locations throughout Monroe County.
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