September is Intergenerational Month

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Intergenerational Month is a global movement celebrating the many benefits of relationships between older adults and younger people.  Innovations in Aging wants to encourage you to participate in intergenerational month by engaging with someone that is a different age than you.  We complied of list of intergenerational opportunities in Colorado Springs,  but we also want to hear from you! If you know of any intergenerational activities in Colorado Springs that we didn’t list, please fill out this short survey.

Intergenerational Opportunities in Colorado Springs

Intergenerational Programming at the Pikes Peak Library District.

  • The PPLD offers a wealth of programs that are available to people of all ages. The library categorizes many of their events as intergenerational.  Below is a list of some of those programs:
    • Tabletop games at Penrose
    • Movie Night
    • Monday Musings
      • Click here for a listing of all intergenerational events

Dragon Theatre Productions

  • Dragon Theatre Productions is a community-inclusive theatre program of Imagination Celebration in Colorado Springs that creates roles for any actor who can make the performance commitment. This opportunity is open to people of all ages and abilities, which helps in building community and celebrating diversity.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters pair volunteers (Bigs) with children (Littles) in a variety of different mentoring programs including community-based, academic, and sports-centric programming to pair the talents of Bigs with the needs of Littles.

Grand Friends

  • District 11 has a program called GrandFriends, where retired people and older adults use with their multiple and valuable skills to serve as talented mentors to students. The students benefit not only from the sharing of these skills but also from the relationships they develop with the GrandFriends.

Kraemer Intergeneration Collection @ UCCS

  • The Kraemer Intergeneration Collection consists of books, videos, and other materials related to intergenerational studies and concerns. The Kraemer Intergeneration Collection is integrated into the Main Collection on the 3rd floor of the Kraemer Family Library.
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