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Stan Ceglinski and John Hoffman will jam it up with Julie from Jewel Musica at the Connecting Generations event, November 13 at the Bangalow Bowlo. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Are you interested in providing support for a young family in Byron Shire or bringing your children or grandchildren to a fun afternoon at the Bangalow Bowlo?

Connecting Generations is an intergenerational picnic, and people of all ages are welcome. 

Co-organiser Ruth Winton-Brown says, ‘It is a wonderful opportunity for local families without aunties, uncles or grandparents to enjoy connecting with all members of our community in a fun and relaxed setting. 

Jewel Musica. Photo supplied.

‘Our next gathering is at the Bangalow Bowlo on November 13 from 2–4pm. 

‘The day will include a “generational jam session” with well-known local musicians, John Hoffman, Stan Ceglinski, and Julie from Jewel Musica. We will be making frog hotels, frog puppets, and magic potions to turn cane toads into beautiful green frogs. Free neck and shoulder massages will also be available. 

‘There is the opportunity for further support, linking elder and child, when parents need assistance in the home, such as time for reading or playing with a child when parents are busy’. 

Ruth adds her group of ‘community-minded elders’ started Connecting Generations because they wanted to bring ‘people together of all generations to share in the joys of each generation’.

‘The Harvard University studies conducted over five generations show that people who invest in the next generation are three times likely to be happier and live longer’.


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