From Sheri Reichelson ’16:
WesAGE (Wesleyan Alliance for Generational Exchange) is holding its first social hour of the semester this Friday (1/31) from 3-4PM at One MacDonough Living Facility! Come play board games, dominoes, chat, and participate in activities with the elderly residents. Social hour is a great opportunity to come meet seniors in a casual setting. If you would like to attend, please meet outside of Allbritton at 2:45pm to walk down with the WesAGE group.
Questions? Email elderly[at]wesleyan[dot]edu .
Date: Friday, January 31
Time: 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Meet outside of Allbritton, then walking to One MacDonough Place
Meet some wise elders (middletown’s senior citizens) listen to free live entertainment (bluegrass band, salsa dancing, gag reflex and more!) and sample desserts from around the world (baklava, mochi, flan…)
Date: April 15
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Senior Center (150 William St.) Across the street from Broad Street Books
From Melina Aguilar ’10:
Party with the elderly community and eat tons of desserts:
Come to the annual International Dessert Fair @ Senior Center!!
Great community service opportunity for you to MINGLE with the elderly or get yourself or your group to BAKE something creative or PERFORM a short piece of a talent you want to share with them (sing, dance, act, play instruments, read poetry, do spoken word).
If you want to participate, please email Melina Aguilar at mnaguilar(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with either your interest in attending the event or baking or performance idea.
Date: April 29
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Senior Center 150 William St. (next to Broad St. books)
Abuelita-loving Melina N. Aguilar ’10 writes:
There are various opportunities to help and chill out with the local community elderly. You are welcome to join us for one or many of the events coming up this semester: weekly social hours, holiday special events, driving elderly to different destinations, and the International Dessert Fair!!. For more information and to be notified of future events please email: mnaguilar(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Date: Jan. 29 – May 1
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Office of Community Service
Volunteer, perform, bake or just come and chill with the elderly at the International Dessert Fair at the Senior Center on Thursday, April 2nd:
Over 50 Middletown senior citizens attend this event. There will be desserts from Middletown restaurants and presentations and time to hang out with senior citizens.
Wes students are encourage to come and either show off their talent or just get to know the Middletown seniors at this annual delicious event.
We are looking for students and student groups to make small performances, such as playing instruments, dancing, singing, comedy, ANYTHING to entertain the seniors in this event.
Please email mnaguilar@wes asap if you or your group will like to participate. There will be tons of desserts from all over the world :)
OCS Coordinator for Elderly Programs
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Place: Senior Center (across the street and down the block from Broad Street Books)
Melina Aguilar ’10 writes in to tell us about an opportunity to give back by working with the elderly:
Be part of the Office of Community Service Volunteer Elderly Programs
Make a difference in someone’s life, learn life lessons and feel good about yourself. Spend a couple of hours with our most precious population. Opportunities to volunteer include: Friday afternoon visits to play games and get to meet the fun residents on One MacDonough Place. Participate or help coordinate the annual International Dessert Fair at the Senior Center. Other opportunities include visits to the ladies at St. Luke’s Home and assistance to other seniors in the Middletown community.
For more information please contact: Melina N. Aguilar at mnaguilar@wes