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Seeking Seniors to Share Life Lessons

The non-profit organization Sages & Seekers is recruiting older adults (62 and over) to participate in an eight-week intergenerational program with students at Wayland High School beginning October 1.

Sages & Seekers, a nationally acclaimed program, pairs older adults (Sages) with high school students (Seekers) for a series of guided conversations. Over the course of eight weekly meetings lasting 90 minutes each, Sages share their life experiences while Seekers develop interviewing, listening, writing and public speaking skills. Enriching relationships often develop along with these new skills.

During the 2018-19 school year, 25 pairs met at Wayland High School and completed the program together. Wayland resident Tonya Largy says it was a wonderful experience. “I really enjoyed it,” she says. “I was paired with a young man who lives near me. We learned a lot about each other’s lives.”

Largy says she enjoyed more than just the one-on-one interactions. “I loved being with all the young people,” she says. “I don’t get to be around that many young people. One of the students from the program works at Stop & Shop, and I see him there now, and we always say hello. ”

Learn more about Sages & Seekers during a presentation at the Wayland Council on Aging on September 4, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. The Council on Aging is located in the Wayland Town Building. You can also visit the Sages & Seekers website and watch a short video about the program.

The Sages & Seekers program at Wayland High School will run from October 1 through November 19, 2019. For more information, contact Wayland High School’s Sages & Seeker coordinator Janet Carmichael by email or phone at 508-397-3446.

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