Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition

EDITOR’s NOTE: Each week, we’ll feature intergenerational program ideas that were tried and successful. This series is a tool to highlight various age-optimized programs and practices. The program descriptions are provided by representatives of the programs. Inclusion in this series does not imply Generations United’s endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs.

In part 17 of our series, we feature the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition, an intergenerational nonprofit based in Plymouth, WI. 

(Check our archives for parts 1-16.)

The mission of the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition is to maintain and promote opportunities that build and honor relationships between generations through positive social and educational experiences.

The Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition is committed to linking generations to build a strong and healthy community that supports and engages people of all ages.

The Generations facility which sits on a 7 acre campus houses the Plymouth Adult Community Center, Growing Generations Child Care, 2 Head Start classrooms, a 4-K classroom, the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County, the senior meal-site, an outreach office for Safe Harbor which is the sexual assault and domestic violence prevention agency in the county, and on Sundays has services for the New Life Community Church. 

Generations provides planned intergenerational programming but also offers many opportunities for accidental occurrences for relationship building for people of all ages. It also welcomes many organizations who use the facility regularly and partners with many groups and agencies from throughout the region.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. Youth Jumpstart Grantees can share ideas here. Or just text us through the Facebook Messenger app (friend me to join our Cool Intergenerational Ideas group discussion). We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!  Share the inspiration.

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