In 1983, a 3-year-old showed Sr. Edna Lonergan the astonishing power that results when you connect children with frail elders and adults with disabilities – how much EVERYONE benefits from these connections.

Sr. Edna took the lesson to heart, and began a quest to capture more of that connective magic for all ages by opening St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care in Milwaukee. Her model for a day care center bringing together all ages and abilities won the support of philanthropists, government officials, healthcare providers, parents and caregivers – and inspired other organizations in the U.S. and abroad to start their own.

Since opening that first center 24 years ago, we’ve seen research that has proven Sr. Edna right – intergenerational day programs keep adults engaged and healthier, with a sense of purpose and motivation, while also enhancing children’s cognitive development and emotional intelligence.

Now Sr. Edna and her team of experts are sharing their secrets to open and operate a successful center like this – so you and your organization can bring those benefits home to the people in
YOUR community!

If you share her philosophy of striving for a world that is inclusive rather than exclusive… a world that needs, values and honors people of all ages and abilities…a world that eradicates bullying–this is your opportunity to make a difference.

St. Ann Center is hosting an Intergenerational Replication Summit in Milwaukee, this year on Thursday and Friday, October 19th and 20th.

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You’ll see intergenerational care in action at both of St. Ann Center’s locations and receive valuable resources to help you with thoughtful building design, meaningful intergenerational programming and more. You’ll have ample time at the presentations and afterward for questions.

Interested? Register below for updates on speakers, sessions and more. Full invitation with information on cost, acommodations and schedule to follow – but we wanted to let you know
NOW about this rare opportunity to learn step by step how to bring intergenerational magic home to your community.

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