Interfaith Older Adult Programs is proud to be presenting at Generation United's 19th biennial conference, cohosted by St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. The conference, running from June 13-16, provides an opportunity for professionals from all over the world to learn, network, and share about innovative research, policies, and practices in the intergenerational field, according to the event's website.
The "Generations Remixed" conference features a huge variety of speakers, workshops and opportunities to see intergenerational activities in action in the Milwaukee area. While you can view the full session schedule on the conference's website, Interfaith is thrilled to be sharing our intergenerational efforts in the following sessions:
"Three Key Factors for Successful Intergenerational Tutoring in Schools," presented by Interfaith's RSVP School Support Coordinator, Zoua Xiong.
"Santa's Mailbox: A New Intergenerational Twist on an Old Tradition," presented by Interfaith's Director of Senior Centers, Stacey Vojvodich, and Interfaith's Senior Center Program Support Manager, Morgan Morgan. Check out this article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about our participation in the Santa's Mailbox project.
"Ask Questions and Learn More About Grandfamily Housing," presented by members of Interfaith's Family Caregiver Support Network.
Also part of the conference, SET Ministry is participating in a Milwaukee Intergenerational Program Tour on June 14. This guided bus tour will showcase a few of our city's intergenerational program sites, including the Cherry Street Gardens. This community garden's volunteers and garden club help neighbors have access to fresh, healthy vegetables, fruits, herbs, and soon, a new orchard. Tour participants will hear from volunteers, including a three-generation family who has been involved with the garden for several years.
Registration for the full conference is still open; however, tickets for the guided bus tour are sold out.
To learn more about Interfaith's recent merger with SET Ministry, please visit our website.