Friends, old and young

Windemere residents
Windemere residents enjoyed the sunshine and the music at last week's garden party. Photos by Jon Ollwerther

Posted June 21, 2007

The Chilmark School and Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have teamed up again for an intergenerational project that culminated with a photography exhibit last weekend.

Featherstone Center for the Arts hosted the two generations with a gala opening reception on June 16. The Chilmark parents made appetizers and desserts that were served to the guests. The photographs were hung around the gallery and showed the student's efforts from the past school year. The students and residents met each month of the school year at Windemere and friendships are formed. The photographs chronicle these new friendships and the Island too, as seen through the eyes of both generations. This is the second year of the intergenerational program. Windemere activities director, Betsy Burmeister, said she is looking into grants to continue the program next year.

Chilmark students
Chilmark students join Windemere residents at Featherstone Center for the Arts last Saturday. The two generations joined together for a year-long photography project.
Rick O'Gorman
Rick O'Gorman sings at a garden party at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last Friday. Mr. O'Gorman and his son, Franklin, entertained with favorites such as "Home on the Range" and "Has Anybody Seen My Gal."