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Fun Pages January 2018


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Bridging The Gap
Intergenerational activities


Homemade Vases


We are all looking to brighten up our homes during the gloomy months of winter. Adding a vase of flowers to a counter or table can really improve your surroundings. An easy and enjoyable activity to do with kids is making some decorative Homemade Vases. Go through your recyclables and wash out any glass jars or bottles you have. Some suggestions are spaghetti sauces bottles, mayonnaise jars, jelly jars and pickle/olive jars. Make sure you clean them out thoroughly and remove any labels. You want the jars to be completely clear. Then start decorating the vases with stickers, ribbons, buttons, feathers, fake flowers or whatever craft items you have on hand. You can paint designs on too. While your creations are drying, take a trip to your local store or florist to pick out flowers to put in your vases. Then sit back and enjoy a little bit of inside springtime.


Glass jars of various sizes (washed out and labels removed)

Glue/Glue sticks

Ribbon/Fake Flowers/Feathers/Buttons/Beads/Stickers

Paint/Paint Brushes

Real flowers






Humorous quotes
Read these humorous quotes and sayings and have a laugh to brighten up your day.





“Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”

 -Robert Byrne




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Match the following musical instruments to the musicians that became famous playing them.



  1. Clarinet            
  2. Trumpet
  3. Drums
  4. Saxophone               
  5. Banjo
  6. Trombone
  1. Buddy Rich
  2. Pete Fountain
  3. Tommy Dorsey
  4. Earl Scruggs
  5. John Coltrane
  6. Al Hirt



Name That Tune
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Can you guess the name of this song which perfectly describes the frustrations and restlessness of being young and in your twenties? It was featured on an album by the same name in 1975. 



“…H-Oh, Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young…”







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 Remember when …
Each issue, we ask readers about a memory that tells a story. We will publish some of these stories here for fellow readers to share

What was your favorite “snow day” memory as a child?




Total Recall


With the winter cold and flu season in full gear, many of us are trying to avoid getting sick this time of year. See if you can fill in the blanks to the following well known health-related expressions.    




  1. “Feed a cold, starve a   _________.”
  2. If you are doing well health-wise, you are said to be, “Fit as a _____________.”
  3. “An   ______________ a day keeps the doctor away.”
  4. If you have lots of energy, you are said to be, “Full of vim and _____________.”
  5. If someone is extremely thin, they may be referred to as, “A bag of  _________.”







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Cynthia Lopinto

Cyn LoPinto, M.A. is a gerontologist focusing on significant issues affecting older adults and their families. Her areas of interest include lifestyle enrichment, family dynamics, and caregiver support. Cyn has worked in both the recreational and healthcare industries.

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Try these fun intergenerational activities with your grandchildren, neighbors, or other kids you have in your life. These are fun projects for all ages.

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