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A resident of Waltonwood Cary Parkway and a child pet a turtle during Camp Waltonwood. (Photo courtesy of Waltonwood Senior Living)

In an effort to connect generations through fun, camp-style activities, West Blookfield, MI-based Waltonwood Senior Living once again has kicked off its annual summer event, “Camp Waltonwood.”

This program is open to all current and prospective residents, employees, children aged 5 to 11 and their guardians.

Waltonwood aims to create lasting memories that will strengthen family relationships, individuals and the community as they partake in the camp-style activities, which include campfires and smores, hayrides, sing-a-longs, face-painting, crafts, animals and entertainers.

Waltonwood points to research that shows that participating in intergenerational events such as Camp Waltonwood improves the well-being of people of all ages, with the activities giving older adults a sense of purpose and younger generations learning to respect and value their elders and their community history.

The intergenerational extravaganzas have begun over the past few weeks at Waltonwood’s locations in Cotswold, Charlotte, NC; Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI; and Cary Parkway, Cary, NC.

“We are thrilled to be able to host Camp Waltonwood again this year as an all-community event,” says Sara Bailey, senior regional sales director of Waltonwood Communities. “It is a fantastic opportunity to bring families together and it creates such wonderful memories for residents and their loved ones. It brings people back every time.”

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Residents of Waltonwood Cary Parkway blow bubbles with a child participating in Camp Waltonwood. (Photo courtesy of Waltonwood Senior Living)