New West seniors and youth pay it forward – together

New West youth and seniors have been busy building intergenerational connections through various events at Century House.

Earlier this month, Century House invited community members to attend its Paying It Forward: Across Generations event, where people of different ages had a chance to learn from and share skills with each other. Making friendship bracelets, getting tech advice and gardening were some of the day’s activities.

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Paying it Forward aims to bring together youth and seniors to encourage acts of kindness that build relationships across generations.

Century House received a New Horizons grant to host Meeting in the Middle, a community-based intergenerational leadership project that has youth and seniors working on five community-based intergenerational leadership projects: Paying it Forward; Culinary Pursuits; Art Outside; Naturally Fun Adventurers; and Technology.

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