Youth Briefs: 7-22


Families can fish for prizes
MILLBURY ? A family fishing day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friendship Park off
Cummings Road in Lake Township.
Participants should bring their own pole. Bait will be supplied. There will be prizes and trophies for
the largest and smallest fish caught and for the most fish caught.
There is a $1 per person registration fee. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
The event is sponsored by friends of Lake Township Parks.
Kids can compete for big fish
GRAND RAPIDS ? A Big Fish Contest for kids will be held Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mary Jane Thurston
State Park.
Participants should register in the day use area near the lodge and bring their own poles if they have
some. There are a limited number of poles to borrow on a first -come, first-served basis.
The age categories are 3 to 6, 7 to 11 and 12-15. There will be prizes in each category.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
For more information contact naturalist Natalie Miller at (419) 348-7679.
Become a ?change agent? and learn a new way to view elderly
FINDLAY ? The Macklin Intergenerational Institute, located within Birchaven Retirement Village, is
offering a training that has been created specifically for youth ages 11-18.
The training is an interactive learning experience that introduces young people to a new way of viewing
The ultimate goal of Eden Apprentice Training is to empower youth participants to become change agents at
the grassroots level.
Living by example, they have the opportunity to play a crucial role in shifting the culture of care and
perspectives on aging in our communities.
Some key concepts in the training include:
? Understanding aging and ageism, and its impact on both young and old alike
? Redefining Elderhood in our culture and its value to younger generations
? Enhancing sensitivity and understanding of experiences unique to aging
? Deepening connections through the power of story
? Recognizing and responding to loneliness, helplessness and boredom that plagues our Elders
? Communicating more effectively
? Empowering participants to conceive their own intergenerational projects
? Opening hearts as well as minds
The training will be offered on Thursday from 9 am to 4 p.m. at Birchaven Village. Lunch and snacks will
be provided.
There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of the workbook.
To register for this training or for more information, contact Stephanie Davis at [email protected] or (419) 425-3046.

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