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Generations gapped

Sometimes the greatest learning happens when we tear down classroom walls

Seventy-nine-year-old Marie Nelson loves to work and play with children. "I feel great when I'm with kids. All the aches and pains go away," she says. That's why she's an ardent participant in intergenerational learning activities at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minn.

Paula Wright, 11, says, "[I] enjoy being with people of different ages because I learn a lot. I've developed a lot of friendships with young and old people by going to these activities. Adults help children with activities that are too challenging for little kids."


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