The Stories We Weave Together: A Story Gathering Celebration

An Evening of Intergenerational Story Exchange
Experience the power of intergenerational creative exchange. Short group presentations will give those attending a glimpse into the meaningful relationships that have developed between a group of elders (residents of the Santa Fe Care Center), a class of students (5th graders from the Santa Fe Waldorf School), and a handful of community volunteers.

Event Details

Date: April 28th - April 14th, 2016
Time: Multi-day Event
Notes: Open to the public, Waldorf families and Santa Fe Care Center staff and residents

The Story Gathering project brings youth, community members, and elders together to share stories and life experiences. Participants collaboratively shape stories into new works of writing and art and share these with the wider community.

This creative engagement project, born out of the Lifesongs program, builds relationships across generations, fosters social inclusion for elders, and integrates the wisdom of elders into the community.

Over the last three months, and with the support of Lifesongs facilitating artists and community volunteers, Santa Fe Waldorf School 5th grade students have spent time getting to know elders from the Santa Fe Care Center. Collaborating in small groups, they have exchanged stories, songs, and insights with one another. They have been as surprised to discover what they share in common as they have been fascinated by their differences. We invite you to experience the warmth, beauty, and wisdom that have filled these exchanges.


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