Welcome to Grand Connections - An intergenerational mentoring program

Do you have life stories that you want to share with students?

Would you like to spend some social time with younger adults?

Please join the Grand Connections program!

You will be amazed by the joy, energy, and impact brought by these intergenerational interactions!

And the best part? You can decide on how much you would like to get involved!

We will find something to fit to your interests and preferences!

Please click on "Learn More" to find more about the program.

Upcoming Events

First Story Circle

Thursday, March 16 marked the beginning of the exciting new Intergenerational Story Circle project for Grand Connections and SAGE. Fourteen people ranging in age from approximately 19 to 79.....

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Second Story Circle

On April 10, 2023, Grand Connections and SAGE held their second intergenerational story circle. Many people from the first circle came back and they were joined by several new faces. The theme for the evening was.....

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Piano Concert

The students of SAGE visited Clark Retirement Community to give a piano concert on 19th November, 2022. The residents were delighted to..

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Apple Picking

On October 8, 2002, a crisp fall day, 15 of us, from 20 months old to 90 years old, got together at Robinette's Apple Haus and Winery in Grand Rapids. We sat at a big picnic table ....

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SAGE Meetings

Held on Wednesday, October 19 on a crisp day deep into the fall, we met members of Grand Connections and SAGE for the second ..

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Fun things around the town

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Member's Creativity on Exhibition

If you are interested, please click on the button on the left and fill out the sign up form.  We will follow up with you about the next steps of getting involved in the Grand Connections program.

We Look Forward to Seeing You

Let’s work together to create meaningful and long-lasting intergenerational relationships so older adults can offer younger adults life lessons learned through experience, and young adults can offer older adults renewed energy and a stronger desire to make the world better for generations to come.

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