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Celebrating Multigenerational Friendship Through Artistic Expression

Celebrating Multigenerational Friendship Through Artistic Expression

If a picture is worth a thousand words, than a sculpture is worth 10,000! A new spectacular piece of art has been placed on the NewBridge on the Charles campus, visible from both Great Meadow Road near the President’s house and from viewpoints in the community center. It’s strategically located along the path that residents walk as they explore the campus and that Rashi students take as they regularly journey from school to independent living, assisted living or Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge.

This beautiful sculpture, created by Dale Rogers of Haverhill, MA, is a gift in recognition of the Adam and Matan Adelson multigenerational programs that are offered throughout Hebrew SeniorLife. Titled “Family,” its sinewy structure is a clear reminder of the relationships between generations that Hebrew SeniorLife senior communities celebrate and support across all of our sites. Students ranging from pre-school through college-age are buoyed and nurtured by the stories and experiences of HSL residents, and seniors “stand taller” knowing that their life experiences have meaning and will be carried forth into the next generation.

“Family” is just a reminder of the exceptional multigenerational work taking place at Hebrew SeniorLife. But the real magic is in the personal connections forged between youth and residents. From residents we hear comments like, “I enjoy the excitement and knowledge of the students.” From students we hear, “I learn that making peoples’ days better makes your day better.” As we develop connections across generations, we are truly building an HSL family for our residents, and helping develop youth who will lead us responsibly into the future.

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Multigenerational Program Manager

Lynda is the Multigenerational Program Manager for Hebrew SeniorLife, and has focused much of her work to date on programming at NewBridge on the Charles and its partnerships with the neighboring Rashi School and the Dedham Public Schools. Lynda is responsible for overseeing and developing multigenerational programs for all of Hebrew Senior Life’s housing communities, as this cutting edge approach enhances senior living, and positively impact child development. Lynda sits on the National Board of Directors of Facing History and Ourselves and is an active board member at The Rashi School....

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