WEST BLOOMFIELD — Hillel Day School sixth-grade student Eden Joyrich thinks differently about seniors after participating in Dor L’Dor, an intergenerational program that connects Jewish Senior Life residents and sixth-grade students at Hillel.
“We have a lot in common,” Joyrich told the Beacon recently, “more than we would realize. A lot of us like to read and do art or make jewelry. Things you wouldn’t think they can do, they can do.”
Joyrich, who first participated in the program around January, said that before, she didn’t think seniors exercised much or liked sports.
“At Dor L’Dor, some of the seniors I talked to do exercise and like to go swimming, and things like that.”
Dor L’Dor, “generation to generation” in French, is a 20-year-old program that started off as an intergenerational choir, Jewish Senior Life Director Carol Rosenberg said.
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