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Creating Magic

It is important to note that a program is not only the activities that occur, it is so much more. The most powerful part of a program is the in-depth, less obvious, intangible process that happens when activities are engaged in. An Intergeneration Program activity provides the arena for magic to happen; a place in which people can be accepted for who they are and what they bring to the session, and for the slow, quiet development of relationships, which over time grow into real genuine friendships. It is about the feelings that can occur as a result of participating - acceptance, belonging, positive self-worth and the meaning it has for the participants involved.

This magic is the raison d'être of intergenerational activities.