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YGC: Intergenerational Performance in Waverly

by Danielle Wagner

WAVERLY (KWWL) Sixth graders from St. Paul's Lutheran School in Waverly performed a medley of songs at the Waverly Senior Center.

For many songs, the seniors were invited to sing along.

"We were invited to provide music. At St. Paul's School we really see the value in students interacting with older adults. We have a partnership with Bartels Lutheran Home in Waverly," said Audra Cherry with St. Paul's Lutheran School.

The intergenerational program was sponsored by the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging.

"I think it's important for school age children to know there 's another phase of life that's still very active and very connected with the youth of the community," said Sally West with the Waverly Senior Center.

Sixth grader Delaney Cornforth has volunteered for the Waverly Senior Center before, helping to deliver meals.

"Because we need to learn what it's like to help people out," said Cornforth.

After singing, the students and seniors also spent time talking.

"I thought this was wonderful and the kids were excited to come," said West.

This was the first year for the program, but the goal is to make it a yearly event.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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