PROGRAMS

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Our pen-pal program connects students with older adults through letter writing. These letters can be more creative and include drawings or are text-heavy. The ultimate goal of the Amity Program is to increase intergenerational interaction through communication-based programming. 

Apply as a student here and as a senior here

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Our telephone correspondence program connects students with older adults through weekly phone calls. These intergenerational pairs get to know one another and can learn from the other.

Apply as a student here and as a senior here

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The art box program sends art supplies to homebound older adults with dementia. The activities are simple and allow a small break for the participants' care partners. 
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Making a card is an easy, fun, and important way to contribute to the work that the Amity Program does to decrease social isolation among older adults. This is an excellent project to do on a slow day or to do as a community or in a corporate setting. Making a card is a simple way to help brighten someone’s day.

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Books, Board Games & Bonding meets at Henry Street Settlement Older Adult Center and allows older adults and high school students to meet weekly on Sundays at 12 pm to play games and discuss books together. This branch is designed and managed by the SLD.

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The Student Leadership Division (SLD) of the Amity Program is composed of high school students. This sector of the Amity Program is directly involved in the leadership of the organization. Each member will develop personal leadership skills, marketing skills, and entrepreneurship experience.