December 1st to 7th has been declared Intergenerational Week by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. This occasion highlights the importance of developing and maintaining healthy relationships across generations. Department of
Elder Affairs Secretary E. Douglas Beach states that, “Florida seniors remain a
vibrant part of their communities and are a potent economic force, and
their life lessons can play an important role in shaping the future of
younger generations.” As The Department is promoting a nationwide essay contest called the Legacy Project that explores and encourages intergenerational relationships. Citizens are encouraged to learn more about volunteer opportunities that link seniors and youth and intergenerational programs throughout the state by contacting the Florida Department of Elder Affairs online or by calling 850-414-2000.