I had the opportunity to meet with Deb Bibbins over the summer to hear about the great work "For All Ages" has done in such a short amount of time. Deb and others on her team inspire to bring adults and youth together so that both parties learn from one another while sharing meaningful experiences that can help foster important relationships.
More people are living longer than ever before - and they want (and need) to be socially engaged. We are providing a pathway for continued social interaction by connecting older adults with youth through a variety of programs and events. Our programs offer people of different ages the opportunity to connect and share their passions, skills, knowledge, and experience in fun and creative ways. As a result, health and well-being improve, people view aging more positively, and our communities become more connected. We call that a "win-win-win"!
As the senior population continues to dramatically increase as a share of total population and as the longevity of this population continues to substantially lengthen, truly intergenerational communities will become more necessary. On a national average, 88 % of seniors want to remain in their homes … and communities ... as they age. It can not be a question of providing adequate "warehousing", but rather how the value of seniors can be utilized. A not-for-profit agency like For All Ages is well situated to provide leadership to those communities moving toward intergenerational reality.
Knowing the ongoing shift in the older generations demographic, For All Ages is poised to be a leading nonprofit organization to support and improve the health and wellbeing of all sage adults and to combat the negative effects of ageism. I am proud to help lead this effort!
I am excited about the projects For All Ages is working on and the change they can make in our communities. Deb and Gary seem very passionate about helping the older adults to improve their health and happiness.
Had a Great Meeting With Deb and Gary, clearly this non profit is positioned to do great things!
I am honored to sit on the board of this emerging nonprofit focused on promoting mental and physical wellness through intergenerational, human interaction. Meaningful connections not only combat loneliness but also promote a shared, stronger community and inclusion.
For All Ages looks to be a wonderful nonprofit in it’s early stages and just what the doctor ordered for our times. Right now we need more people of diverse ages, interests and needs to be coming together to help each other and just understand each other’s needs. As a person who is just about to turn 70, knowing that there is an organization with both younger and older folks out there willing to provide assistance if I may need it eventually is very important. AARP is great but this is a nonprofit that will be able to do things they can’t. It’s great!
As a board member, it is exciting to be involved with a nonprofit that is taking on the issues of the elderly population in our communities with creative and innovative programs. As a granddaughter of a centenarian, I experienced first-hand the powerful impact that social interactions have on an elderly person as well as how younger individuals are positively impacted by making connections with them. Through their unique programs, For All Ages is passionate and energized to improve the health and well-being of our communities.
I am proud to be on the board of a nonprofit that is trying to spread the word on an issue that is often overlooked. It is highly important for people of all ages to be connected with one another and learn from each other, which is exactly what this nonprofit wants to do. Bringing together adults and children is an idea that most people do not think about when they are asked what the major issues are in their communities. This nonprofit is here to change that.
When you see someone take the great idea of encourage community growth and run with it at lightning speed you can only grab a corner and hang on. For All Ages, Inc is doing just that. In the current world of elderly isolution and youth isolation due to electronics we need to create situations to encourage interactions. This organization will pair the two groups to build, decorate and paint chairs that will ultimately create spaces in the community to have conversations. They also plan to build a labarynth that will have a long lasting benfit to the Town. The forward motion of this group to bring such a positive program is amazeing.