Generation Connections

Our Neighbors in Retirement

Community development with our neighbors in retirement is a way of celebrating God's gift of all the seasons of life and, specifically, experiences of knowing and being known by some of our closest neighbors and biggest George Fox supporters currently living in the Friendsview Retirement Community,  Avamere and other neighboring communities.

George Fox students and retirement community residents come together regularly to encourage the dignity of God's image in each other primarily through building relationships and connecting generations through talent sharing, life-experience and story sharing (and recording), and even some fun and games.

Current events

Fox and Friendsview Intergenerational Game Nights

Video games are one way Friendsview residents and college students build bridges of understanding.

Once a month, George Fox students and Friendsview residents come together to have some fun, spend time together, and listen to each other’s stories. Highlights of these events include ping pong, pool, shuffleboard, puzzles, card games, and board games such as Rummikub and Scrabble.

Upcoming dates:

  • February 13th
  • March 5th
  • April 2nd

All students meet in the Bauman lobby at 6:15 p.m. to walk over to Friendsview together.

Generation Connection

Generation Connection is a program intended to bridge the generation gap that has become common in today’s society. We want to empower our community to embrace shalom by recognizing and sharing individual strengths and wisdom cross-generationally.

This eight-week program matches Fox students with people from partnering churches and helps them form friendships and mentorships. Within this context, both parties have the opportunity to learn from and serve each other as they spend one-on-one time pursuing similar interests or engaging in conversation about life and faith.

The 8 week program will begin for Spring 2020 in late February. Please click on the below link for more information and to apply.

Generation Connection Application

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Rosemary Michael at jamesprojectgfu@gmail.com.