BINGO WITH A BEAT
By Amy LaSage
October 28, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska - On the 15th of October, the Great Room at
the Pioneer Home buzzed with bingo fever as seniors and youth
crossed the generational divide teaming up to play Bingo.
As each call number rang, players
had a cooperative eye on their neighbor's card with friendships
budding as they shared the common goal of deciphering the last
Bingo Ladies: Jeanne
Vike and Ashley
The fun didn't end with Bingo! The youth topped off the afternoon
on a high beat with Karaoke songs. Many seniors sang along with
the young performers. As a special performance, the youth sang
"Happy Birthday" to Thelma "Friday" Lind
who was enjoying her 89th birthday.
Birthday Girl: Thelma
These Intergenerational Events are the fertile ground for building
senior-youth relationships. Alaska Community Services, the Pioneer
Home, Seaview Terrace and the Boys and Girls Club of Ketchikan
all combine their efforts to create these unique opportunities
to grow future Elder Mentor matches.
The Intergenerational Events
was the brainchild of Priscilla Barnett of Alaska Community Services.
Barnett was thanked for her work in establishing the program.
Bingo Men: Daniel,
Walt Chambers and Tomas
Bingo Pals: Bryce and
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