WTTW Grandparent Connection Event


Concordia University

Koehneke Community Center in the Oak Park/River Forest Room

7400 Augusta St.

River Forest, IL 60305

Event Date: Wednesday, July 29 from 9:30am – 10:30am

This event is hosted by Concordia University Center for Gerontology and the Early Childhood Center.

Experience bringing generations together. The WTTW11 Grandparent Connection program is designed to enrich the lives of senior citizens and youth by providing a direct connection for both. The series of programs takes place at senior living communities and activity centers throughout Chicagoland at which youth from a nearby school, education center, or day camp attend. The seniors and children share stories, enjoy interactive movement activities and play games together. Studies have shown that a “grandparent connection” can improve the lives of seniors exponentially, and the involvement of a grandparent has been shown to lead to better-adjusted, mentally healthier teens. The Grandparent Connection provides an important, on-going link between these two generations.

FREE parking is available in the University’s parking structure. We are hosting children from Concordia’s Early Childhood Center. We are looking for aging/older adults to serve in the “grandparent” role. We invite you to join us and experience the magic and joy of making a Grandparent Connection!

Please RSVP to Lydia Manning at Lydia.Manning@cuchicago.edu 708-209-3218 no later than July 27th. Space is limited!