The Power of Friendship & Gratitude (Roosevelt 55+)
Lifelong Learning 55+ / Adventures in Learning -
Lifelong Learning 55+ Fall 2022
Join us for this fun, interactive spotlight on the power, purpose and pleasure of friendship. We’ll kick things off with a gratitude circle. Then hit pause and reflect on the role social connections play in our lives. Share your insights and hear others’ thoughts and ideas on what it means to make, to be and to have friends.
Weigh in on an exciting, new free programs centered on connection and companionship. Your input and ideas matter. Together, let’s explore why being there for each other is what matters most! Co-sponsored by Minneapolis Community Education and Southeast Seniors.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required when attending programs at Pillars of Prospect Park.
Georgia Afton takes her professional work in elder services personally. She originally worked for her current employer – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) – from 1999 to 2003 as the organization’s development and communications director. To this day, she cherishes the memory of several Elder Friends made during those years who added joy, meaning and wisdom to her life. Those friendships, coupled with navigating her own parents’ elder years from overseas, drew her back to LBFE in 2015. She now serves as the organization’s community outreach director and is happy to, once again, embrace the work of ending elder loneliness and isolation through the power of friendship. Georgia’s previous nonprofit work has included communications and development roles with Nonviolent Peaceforce and Clare Housing. She earned a B.A. from University of Minnesota and an M.F.A. from Hamline University.