friendship village

The Resilience Project breaks down age barriers

Oct 16, 2012
Barbara Jones pointing out the art kite she made with Cristina Bryant
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At Friendship Village, the dining hall is a place for seniors to relax and chat with their friends. But for the past few months, a handful of seniors had dinner with unlikely guests—Western Michigan University students. The Resilience Project pairs seniors with WMU Seita Scholars—college students who have aged out of foster care—and Kalamazoo Promise students for a cross-generational experience.