FUSS is happy to support this student initiated Care Project to help build connection between older adults and students.
Dear Grandparents and Students,
“When the wisdom of age is mixed with the energy of youth, it creates a powerful combination that benefits everyone.”
-Donna Butts, director of Generations United
Help strengthen our community by attending a free inter-generational community service program, Rewired to Inspire, organized by Mission San Jose High and Irvington High students, at the Fremont Main Library on Friday, December 16th from 4:30 – 5:45 pm! We meet every 3rd Friday of the month, each meeting associated with a different theme to embrace our community’s cultural diversity. Students 5-18 years old and adults 55+ are welcome!
Rewired to Inspire allows members of our community to explore the possibilities that emerge when we connect people from different generations. In our increasingly technological world, connections with our rich heritage are fading. Our monthly workshops are designed to address this issue through exciting activities that stimulate problem solving, develop wider social networks, create positive attitudes towards aging, and offer community service. Together, let us be the change in our society, inspiring younger and older generations to collaborate towards a more unified community.
December 16th Workshop Overview:
Live Music Festival and Karaoke
Fun Interactive Games and Activities
Arts and Crafts
Please let us know if you have any questions! We are excited to see you all at our next session on December 16th at the Fremont Main Library! Please register online at www.rewiredtoinspire.weebly.com (preferred as seats are limited) or in person at the library on the 16th.
“When the wisdom of age is mixed with the energy of youth, it creates a powerful combination that benefits everyone.” – Donna Butts, director of Generations United
FUSS is happy to support this student initiated Care Project to help build connection between older adults and students. Through this program, the students hope that adults can act as role models by sharing their cultural heritage and wisdom; and students can increase their communication and leadership skills as well as enhance their emotional intelligence (EQ).
The high school students did a fantastic job organizing their first Rewired to Inspire Kick-Off session last Friday. What a great turn out with 21 adults and 15 students attending the first session!
WARM UP EXERCISE:Playing Name Game with the use of name tags to help introduce everyone to each other.
DISCUSSION CIRCLE: Adults were paired with students and given a question at each round of discussion. Students rotated so they could talk to a different adult at the new round. Everyone was really engaged and having fun communicating!
MAIN ACTIVITY– Pictionary: There was fierce competition between the two teams. It was great fun to see the adults getting competitive! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the game.
CLOSING ACTIVITY: The session concluded with a survey about topics adults will share in the upcoming sessions – current events; politics; sports; biographies; stories; language & culture (Hindi, Gujarati, Mandarin, Japanese, Greek); civic duty; build confidence; careers, bike laws; emergency preparedness; knitting/sewing; promote welfare…
This program will meet every 3rd Friday of the month starting September 16th at the Fremont Main Library. If you are interested in participating in the future sessions and/or if you need more information:
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