ITHACA, NY — An organization that pairs college students with senior citizens in the Ithaca community will bring generations together for the 2nd annual Intergenerational Prom on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Ithaca College’s Emerson Suites.
Project Generations is sponsoring the free event, with prom attendees encouraged to dress to impress in an “old Hollywood” theme. Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be available for all guests. A Prom King and Queen will be named to honor the best dancers of the evening.
Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to Jillian Pendleton, program director at Lifelong, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-273-1511 with the following information: name, number attending, contact information and transportation requirements.
Project Generations was founded by a group of Ithaca College and Cornell University students in the fall of 2010 in partnership with the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. The group aims to reduce social stigma about seniors and recognize their value as community members with rich life experiences worth sharing. The Office for the Aging helps seniors independently maintain their quality of life as long as possible. Project Generations supports this mission by offering companionship, mental stimulation, and social support for the elderly.