Not all elders are aware of the value of their lives to the next generation. The tools to reveal these riches of experience and wisdom, as well as share them, will be the topic explored by Terri Moore, Museum Volunteer. Similar to Tuesdays with Morrie, her “Fridays with Arlys” led her to discover effective techniques to connect with individuals, whether family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even strangers. In an interactive session, attendants will have an opportunity to share their own successes and try some of these skills.
Tensions between young and old in society have always existed, but in a period of time when technology sometimes seems to accelerate the growing gap between the generations, what are the effects on both groups? What are the new opportunities for connection? What are the realities behind some of our perceptions? Faculty from various disciplines, from health care to philosophy, will discuss issues related to aging, generations, and technology during this interactive forum.
One Story and the Pokagon Band Early Childhood Education program invite you and your family to create a variety of crafts based on the Medicine Wheel Teachings. These will be given as gifts of appreciation to Elders in our community. Enjoy complimentary copies of Tuesdays with Morrie and Effie’s Image, as well as other giveaways. Salad, soup, and sandwiches will be provided.
Our health and overall wellness become even more valuable as we age. The Cass County Council on Aging brings professionals from across the area to share with us important tools for active living and learning, fitness, mental clarity, and financial management to help us stay sharp, energetic, and effective. These things enhance our lives no matter the age. All ages welcome.
Kids of all ages, choose one of your favorite adults in your life (grandparent, parent, teacher, etc.) and ask them to team up with you for a scavenger hunt that will take you on an adventure all through downtown Dowagiac! Items collected will lead to a prize at the end for everyone participating. Snacks provided. Dress for the weather. RSVP between April 1 and May 1 to be entered in a raffle.