Connecting seniors with struggling students makes lifelong impact – in the classroom and beyond

Erin Walloch knows a little something about the value of intergenerational relationships. In classrooms across Dakota, Scott and Ramsey counties, Walloch has been connecting seniors with young people as Program Manager of “Learning Buddies,” an initiative that matches seniors with struggling students in reading, math, science and art. Since 1997, the program has served 60,000…

Opportunities for senior volunteers to make valuable contributions to society

For many seniors, retirement and the golden years mean staying active through volunteering. Each day, seniors are making a huge difference in their communities by sharing their time, wisdom and talents in service to thousands of Minnesotans – older and younger alike. The Corporation for National and Community Service reports that in Minnesota more than…