Intergenerational Day delights kids of all ages
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Fri., Aug. 26, 2011
On Aug. 24, the Glastonbury Senior Center hosted a younger set of visitors, as several seniors brought their grandchildren along to enjoy Intergenerational Day.
The group spent the morning creating crafts, including decorating fishing hats and bracelets, and painting wooden fish decorations.
After a lunchtime feast of cheeseburgers, potato salad and strawberry ice cream, the group played shuffleboard, bingo, and Wii Bowling (which was already popular among both age groups).
Stephanie, 8, who attended the event with her grandmother, Barbara Staron, said she wasn't quite sure what her favorite part of the day was, as she liked everything about it.
“It's been a very nice day,” said Gail Francis, who brought her granddaughter Emma, 9, and grandson Ryan, 7, from Rocky Hill. “It's always fun here, and its nice to have the children come, too.”
Francis said she especially enjoyed decorating aprons in the craft room, and eating lunch together, and added that the program is thoughtful and beneficial for the generations to spend time together.
“It's great,” she said. “This is the second one we've been to. The children very much enjoyed it, and were looking forward to it.”
For more information on senior center programs, visit www.glasct.org.