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Senior citizens and Pelham students prepare blankets for families in need in YSOP Connex-led service project

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by YSOP Connex. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

On February 6th, students from Pelham Memorial High School worked with senior citizens in the community room at the Pelham Town Library on a service project to prepare blankets for families in need. Volunteers engaged in lively conversations about Pelham schools in the past and now, comparing current student experiences with senior citizen’s experiences. The older students shared their hopes and concerns about their college applications and admissions while senior citizens provided encouragement and advice. All agreed that warm blankets were important to show families in need that the community cares about them. YSOP Executive Director Ed Doty was proud of the work this intergenerational group accomplished and delighted by the thoughtful conversations participants shared.

YSOP Connex brings students and seniors together in small groups to connect, converse, and learn through virtual conversations and in-person service projects. YSOP is committed to providing safe, shared spaces for intergenerational participants to share their thoughts and feelings and to learn from each other. We feel that crossing generational lines provides invaluable access to new perspectives and knowledge that we have seen can change lives in small and unexpected ways.

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