Tusten Social, a new local nonprofit dedicated to building a strong community through connection and collaboration, launched its inaugural spring programming, focused on youth in grades seven through …
Tusten Social, a new local nonprofit dedicated to building a strong community through connection and collaboration, launched its inaugural spring programming, focused on youth in grades seven through 12, and on community members aged 60-plus.
Working in partnership with Growing Older Together, Sage Sessions for those aged 60 and up began on April 18 at Bridge Street Bakery, Narrowsburg, NY. You could find a nice snack, good conversation and a help desk for seniors who need advice or guidance in specific areas, such as navigating Medicare or finding help with a specific task.
Future sessions will take place every first and third Tuesday of the month. No registration is necessary.
Afterschool sessions for grades seven through 12, a partnership with the Tusten Youth Commission, launched on April 19 at the Tusten Town Hall in Narrowsburg. Creative arts programming provided by Bethel Woods on Main is the focus through mid-June. Summer youth programming will be announced soon.
Tusten Social has also launched a mentoring program, where kids get the chance to partner with working professionals in career areas. Snacks will be provided. Attendance is limited. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tusten Social is committed to multi-generational programming. Priorities include helping seniors age in place for as long as possible, as well as possible. Youth programming focuses on helping young people remain engaged and making sure they feel connected to their community.
Future plans include offering intergenerational wellness and life-expanding programs for the entire community, with a strong focus on seniors and youth. Goals will be guided by the World Health Organization’s 8 Domains of Livability.
The founders of Tusten Social are Greta Knutzen and Greg Triggs. The board members are Kathleen Johnson, Crystal Weston, Doug Wirth, Thomas Cambridge, Jean Kogut, Barbara Davidson and Greta Knutzen
Please share any ideas you have for programming and future events via email at hello@TustenSocial.org.
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