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Millennials Show Us What Old Looks Like
Disrupt Aging
Day 20: Reimagine what aging looks like. Sometimes, we make assumptions about people based on their age - and we're not always right! Today, we challenge your family to reimagine how we think about older adults and seniors. Check out this video to see how older adults challenge peoples' assumptions about what "old" looks like and redefine aging for younger generations.

Younger generations and older generations have a lot to learn from each other! Now more than ever, it's important to come up with creative ways to combat isolation, not just for seniors, but for people of all ages. When we interact with people who are older or younger than us, we learn from their experiences and build unique relationships that make our communities stronger.
Let's Talk
After watching the video about disrupting aging, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you in the video? Did anything inspire you?

  • What assumptions do you have about aging or older people? Did you learn anything from the people in the video?

  • Why is it important to form multigenerational relationships? How can we grow from interacting with people of different ages?

  • Bonus! Do people make assumptions about your abilities or what you like to do at your age? Chat with your family members about what we can all do to reduce stereotypes surrounding age.

Do Something
Share Your Stories
Save your story in the National Archives! Do you have a grandparent or a senior neighbor who's life you want to learn more about? Get to know them and share their story with the world through StoryCorps Connect.

StoryCorps is an audio recording organization dedicated to preserving and sharing humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. In response to stay at home orders across the country, Story Corps developed a new platform for remote story recording. Log in with your family member, neighbor, or friend and use these great questions to celebrate their story.

When we share our stories we foster meaningful connections, learn about each other, and build empathy towards our community members. Everyone has an important story to tell. We can't wait to hear what stories you have to share.

Once you have finished recording, complete the details section and your story will be saved in the national archives. Under "community/partner organization" fill in "The Honeycomb Project" and all the stories from our Hive will be saved together!
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Community Connections
Senior Pen Pals
We're looking for pen pals! Connect with Chicago area seniors through our Honeycomb Pen Pal Program. While we're all staying home, we need to stay connected. Fostering new relationships with seniors in our city helps to combat isolation and build community.

We're all in this together, and that means checking in with one another, taking care of our community members, and spreading joy where we can. To join the Pen Pal Program, email with the subject line "Pen Pal Program" by midnight on Tuesday April 21st and we'll match you with a Chicago area senior! We'll be in touch by the end of next week with your pen pal's contact information. Check out this article about senior pen pals for inspiration!

New Honeycomb Pins!
We have a NEW Honeycomb at Home pin to add to your collection! After you complete 5 activities, contact us with your address and pictures of your work. We'll send your pin straight to your door! Share your work on social media and tag #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject
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Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 22,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 45 local organizations.