Bring your kids or grandkids if they are interested in your family genealogy. Oral history is a great way to dig into stories that, sadly, don't always outlive our families. Or oral histories may serve to preserve a community's collective memory.
This panel is one of many offered completely free of charge by Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP). In addition to its panel program, BAiP offers a helping hand to seniors in our neighborhood. But did you know that neighbors of any age can do something with BAiP almost every day of the week? It's true. Walk, cycle, read, sew, juggle, paint and get together with neighbors at various outings, coffees and happy hours. BAiP has over 400 meet ups each year! Check out the many, many activities offered by BAiP for adults of all ages in our community.
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As a volunteer for both the Block Association and BAiP, I can honestly say that these two organizations are what makes living in Bloomingdale so wonderful.
By Caitlin Hawke
*Check out the center's website to learn more about their special projects including explorations into the history of the rule of law, the Apollo Theater, and 9/11.