Friendship, Taubman Museum & Wasena Elementary hold Part II of Intergenerational Partnership

ROANOKE, Va. (March 29, 2019) – Friendship, a local leader in senior living and rehabilitation, once again partnered with the Taubman Museum of Art and Wasena Elementary School to host part II of their intergenerational partnership. Both the residents and students have enjoyed learning about art, while building relationships.

Wasena’s first grade students have been visiting the Taubman every month since October, and the Taubman has visited Friendship South every month as well. During these sessions, the students and residents have created a “pen-pal” relationship in creating works for each other while participating in art history lessons.  Both the senior living community and school are displaying each other’s artwork in their buildings.

On Friday, March 29th, the two groups came together for the second and last time at Friendship South, located on Starkey Road in Cave Spring.  They learned about drawing portraits and how to incorporate the subject’s hobbies and interests into the artwork.

“It was a great time for all involved,” said Lauren Hale, Friendship South Activities Director. “I have enjoyed being able to foster this Vitality Art program and see all the fun and happy times that have resulted from the partnership!”

While the students lined up to head back to the buses, they enjoyed admiring work they had shared with residents and many were overheard saying they didn’t want to leave.


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367 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012


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5647 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018


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