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November 16, 2021 - West Chester, PA

Department of Aging Expands Program to Enrich the Lives of Students and Older Adults

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) was joined by students and faculty from West Chester University (WCU) and Widener University along with older adults to announce the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program.

First launched as a pilot at Slippery Rock University (SRU) in the fall of 2020, the Intergenerational University Connections program offers students real world experience by completing service-learning projects that include engaging with older adults. WCU and Widener University, along with Penn State Harrisburg, have joined the program for the 2021 fall semester.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA), joined by students and faculty from West Chester University (WCU), Widener University, and older adults, announces the expansion of the departments Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>President of West Chester University Christopher Fiorentino discusses how the Intergenerational University Connections program will offer real world experience to students, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres announces the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres announces the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA), joined by students and faculty from West Chester University (WCU), Widener University, and older adults, announces the expansion of the departments Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Jennifer Cullen, Director of the Widener University Center for Social Work Education, discusses how the Intergenerational University Connections program will offer real world experience to students, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres announces the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA), joined by students and faculty from West Chester University (WCU), Widener University, and older adults, announces the expansion of the departments Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA), joined by students and faculty from West Chester University (WCU), Widener University, and older adults, announces the expansion of the departments Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA), joined by students and faculty from West Chester University (WCU), Widener University, and older adults, announces the expansion of the departments Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres announces the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres announces the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sienna Miller, a Freshman Social Work major at Widener University, discusses how the Intergenerational University Connections program gives students real world experience, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Jennifer Cullen, Director of the Widener University Center for Social Work Education, discusses how the Intergenerational University Connections program will offer real world experience to students, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres announces the expansion of the department's Intergenerational University Connections program, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nicolle Scharfetter, a Sophomore Social Work major at Widener University, discusses how the Intergenerational University Connections program gives students real world experience, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20260_pda_progExpansion_cz_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>President of West Chester University Christopher Fiorentino discusses how the Intergenerational University Connections program will offer real world experience to students, in West Chester, PA on November 16, 2021.