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Place Matters.

Kent Innovation High Students
5 days 10 hours ago
Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Heartside, a neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, is part of a new, innovative way to serve seniors and providing childcare. In 2017, this church started a senior support center called Bethlehem Intergenerational Center (BIC), a day center for the elderly and a childcare center for children age 5 and under. Here, young children learn from and connect with the older generation. “The beauty in the relationships that they form with their seniors, it gives them a sense of purpose and belonging. And with the children, it helps them build empathy. It brings joy all around,” says BIC Director Sue... More
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