Celebrate Generations

Saturday event to mark intergenerational center’s anniversary


REPRESENTATIVES OF THE Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition and the Generations intergenerational center were in Washington D.C. earlier this year to accept a “Best Intergenerational Community” award from Generations United. That award will be one of the things to be recognized Saturday as the center at 1500 Douglas Dr. celebrates its fourth anniversary with a “Celebrate Generations” public event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Submitted photo REPRESENTATIVES OF THE Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition and the Generations intergenerational center were in Washington D.C. earlier this year to accept a “Best Intergenerational Community” award from Generations United. That award will be one of the things to be recognized Saturday as the center at 1500 Douglas Dr. celebrates its fourth anniversary with a “Celebrate Generations” public event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Submitted photo Generations: An Intergenerational Center is marking its 4th anniversary with a special “Celebrate Generations” Saturday, April 25. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a program at 1 p.m. Generations is located at 1500 Douglas Dr., Plymouth.

The Generations building is home to numerous organizations including the Plymouth Adult Community Center, the Family Resource Center, Head Start 3 & 4 year-old program, Growing Generations Day Care, Safe Harbor, Lutheran Social Services and New Life Community Church. This public event celebrates the success of the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition who owns the building.

Events for the day include the grand re-opening of Pic-A-Deli which will feature walking tacos in addition to selections from the full menu and free smoothies. A 1 p.m. program will showcase the award received by Generations for the “Best Intergenerational Communities” for 2015 and also a tree-planting ceremony to honor Donald and Alma Krauss, generous benefactors of the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition.

There will also be a scavenger hunt, crafts, games for children and adults, all of which will provide entertainment for the entire family. Outdoor activities will highlight the new Vita Course stations. Visitors can also try a game of Bocce ball or horseshoes. Indoors there will be Yoga and Zumba demonstrations and tours of the facilities.

Joann Van Horn Wieland, executive director of Generations, is excited to showcase the many wonderful community resources housed in the building. “We welcome everyone in the community to join us in celebrating our national award from Met Life and Generations United. Come have fun and learn more about us. We have many reasons to celebrate Generations fourth birthday. We hope to see you on April 25.”

The mission of the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition is to maintain and promote opportunities that build and honor relationships between generations through positive social and educational experiences.


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