Mabel Kay Senior Center

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HADDONFIELD ADULTS 55+...
WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US, WHETHER YOU’RE AN OLDER SENIOR OR A YOUNGER SENIOR (or won't admit that you're a senior), WORKING OR RETIRED, NEW TO HADDONFIELD OR A HADDONFIELD VETERAN.  COME AS YOU ARE.

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December 21st was Memoir Handoff Day, the culmination of the months-long project where ninth graders from Mrs. Maeise’s English classes at Haddonfield Memorial High School came back to the senior center for their final visit to present to their senior the written memoir that they have worked on since October. The students interviewed their senior and then wrote narratives based on their interviews, added in photos, and presented their hardcover keepsake.  (Our favorite quote from today from one of our seniors…”I have two new boyfriends!)

There were lots of hugs, a few tears, and the knowledge that bonds were formed between the generations. Inter-generational programming is one of our goals at Mabel Kay - there are just so many benefits. Beyond the transfer of knowledge, this structure fosters reciprocal learning between different generations and helps to develop understanding, patience and communication between young and old.

We are very grateful for Mrs. Maeise’s steadfast enthusiasm and ability to foster in her students a love and respect for seniors, and to the administrators at Haddonfield School District for giving the green light on this program.

We are also very grateful to Amanda Hall Studios LLC who generously donated her time and skills to photograph portraits of our seniors.

Finally, we are immensely thankful for Michelle Cassin at The KMC Group who donated the printing costs for these memoirs. We are so grateful she chose us out of all the worthy causes out there.

A happy and healthy to all ��