///Intergenerational Connections
Intergenerational Connections

Intergenerational Connections

Catholic Charities Active Aging Programs values all generations. We believe that young and old alike have common, basic human needs.  These include intellectual stimulation, development of self-esteem, maintaining a link between the past and future, feelings of purposefulness, enjoyments of meaningful relationships and to have a sense of place in relation to the rest of society.  An age integrated community leads to a healthy community as the strengths of one generation strengthens another.  With different views on heritage, traditions, histories and values, there is so much that can be learned from one another.  Volunteers in this area are paired with young people in various settings fulfilling the role of tutors and mentors and in our Book Buddies and Reasons to Write pen pal program.

The following Active Aging Program Administrator in your area will be happy to speak with you

Mary Cassem
Mary CassemActive Aging Program Administrator Blue Earth, Brown, Nicollet, and Watonwan Counties
Sue Degallier
Sue DegallierActive Aging Program Administrator Houston, Winona, Wabasha, Olmsted, and Goodhue Counties
Michael Maas
Michael MaasActive Aging Program Administrator Steele, Rice, Dodge, Le Sueur, Mower, and Waseca Counties
Diana Madsen
Diana MadsenAssociate Director of Active Aging Programs