Generations of families gathered to celebrate National Grandparents Day this past September at The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman campus in Westchester, Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx and on our Manhattan campus.
On September 8, participants at Kittay and Manhattan were treated to an afternoon of intergenerational activities including bingo, face painting and family arts and crafts. Clowns and balloon artists provided entertainment for all ages and back-to-school prizes were handed out to grandchildren. A live jazz band had families dancing at Kittay, while the cover-band “Squeaky Clean” played music from the 50’s and 60’s for families at the Manhattan campus.
The festivities continued on September 22 at Sarah Neuman featuring a magician, children’s games, crafts, horseback riding and a petting zoo. Residents and their families, who were invited to dress in ‘60s,‘70s and 80’s era costumes, also enjoyed the afternoon with live musical entertainment. As shown in the video, the Sarah Neuman the celebration brought together people of all ages: from babies to 105-year olds.
Events like Grandparents Day at The New Jewish Home give older adults an opportunity to spend time with their families, especially grandchildren, in a fun setting. Kittay tenant Doria Bently, who spent the afternoon with three generations of her family said, “It feels really, really wonderful just to have them here with me. I haven’t seen them in a while, especially my great-grandchild.”
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