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Senior Services’ Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness Opens in Winston-Salem

Senior Services’ Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness (Generations Center) recently opened in Winston-Salem and is the first community center of its kind. 

 

The interior of the Generations Center
Interior of the Generations Center. Courtesy of Senior Services.

 

Generations Center

The center collaborates with 21 community organizations, some with dedicated space and others utilizing shared spaces. The organizations offer activities and programs for community members across generations to engage in arts and wellness activities together.

According to Senior Services, the goal of the Generations Center is to “build a community that celebrates the value of all people at every stage of life by fostering relationships built on empathy and understanding.”

The Space

The Generations Center features:

  • Multiple classrooms
  • A bandstand for live performances
  • A dance and movement studio
  • An activity and performance space
  • Williams Adult Day Center’s new location
  • Children’s Daycare by Family Services
  • Generations Café by Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Ceramics and mixed media studios by Sawtooth School for Visual Art
  • Clinics and healthcare spaces by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Novant Health, Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences

Why

Through its Aging with Purpose initiative, Senior Services saw the positive impact that bringing different generations together had on both senior citizens and young people. Conversations about creating the Generations Center began in 2017.

The Generations Center was designed by Workplace Architecture + Design, and the groundbreaking ceremony took place April 2022.

Get involved

Learn more about the Generations Center by attending the ribbon cutting and open house on November 17. RSVP for the event here.

 

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