WOV and Jewish Senior Initiatives: Bridging the Intergenerational Gap
The Women of Vision Society played a pivotal role in bridging the intergenerational gap for Jewish senior initiatives at the Towers at Tower Lane by providing a grant to fund the “Adopt a Bubbe” program.
Developed in collaboration with the Southern CT Hebrew Academy and Bais Chana Academy, “Adopt a Bubbe” aims to foster meaningful social connections and engagement between female elementary and high school students and female residents at the Towers, promoting companionship, engagement and learning between the two generations.
The Women of Vision Society (WOV), through their dedicated endowment fund, has been committed to enhancing the lives of women in the community since its inception in 1996, resulting in over $220,000 being distributed in grants to various agencies and causes.
The “Adopt a Bubbe” grant awarded by the Women of Vision Society served as a perfect catalyst to bridge the gap between generations and fulfill both missions, by establishing a sustainable and impactful intergenerational initiative addressing the needs of female Jewish seniors in the community.
The program facilitates the creation of genuine connections, mentorship opportunities, and educational experiences between younger generations and Jewish seniors, and also addresses the feelings of isolation often experienced by seniors.
Education played a significant role in the program with each themed session focusing on a Jewish holiday or theme, that is relevant to both age groups. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, the senior residents at the Towers offered wisdom and cultural insights to the younger generation, while the students shed fresh perspectives and youthful energy to each topic.
WOV demonstrated their commitment to fostering lasting connections and enhancing the lives of Jewish women of all generations. This grant impacts Jewish education and Jewish Senior Initiatives through community engagement, by enriching lives of students and the senior residents at the Towers, and promoting a stronger, more interconnected Jewish community.