I talked with Librarian Amy DelPo about her intriguing program entitled Photography and Memory occurring Friday, April 13, 20, 27 & May 11, 11:45 a.m. - 1-15 p.m. @ Schlessman Family. This program asks older adults to bring one important photograph and share the story behind it with a photography student from the University of Denver. The student will take a portrait of the participant and record their story. At the end of the program, participants will receive a book featuring these same stories and photographs.
Why is it important to pair up young students with older adults?
We are age segregated in our culture. A lot of older adults don't interact with younger people outside of their family. Younger adults may interact with their grandparents, but don't always have older adults in their lives. This program helps young people see older adults as valuable society members that have stories and wisdom. Older adults find sharing their stories enriching and it is fun and lively to be around someone younger.
Do you have to attend all the sessions?
Participants can attend just one session! But, if you have the time, it is well worth attending all four.
How can I register for this program?
Register online here!
Photographs are a conduit to the self, the past and between people. It is a catalyst for connection!
Interested in attending other North of 50 Programs? Take a look at our Engage Brochure under the heading North of 50.