Playgroup With A Purpose
Every month, residents of The William Breman Jewish Home experience the joys and benefits of establishing relationships across generations. Through Playgroup with a Purpose, our inter-generational playgroup, residents feel valued and respected while parents and their babies are entertained with songs and toys.
How it Started
Playgroup with a Purpose was started by a local mom, Sara Kogon. Looking for activities to do with her child, Sara was inspired to create this group to bring joy to the residents and teach children the Jewish value of taking care of the elderly.
As Sara shares:
“The Home is an incredible place to volunteer for both adults and children alike. The smiles on the residents’ faces are beautiful but what is even more incredible is the wonderful feeling that we get by interacting with the residents and staff of The Home. It is great to hear Marion ask, “When can we go to another Playgroup at The Home?”
How it Works
Sara and other enthusiastic parents stay in touch and plan their monthly playgroups. During the hour-long playgroup, parents and children sit on a large blue rug sprinkled with toys. Seniors, many in wheelchairs, sit in a circle around them. Harley Tabak, The Chief Executive Officer (AKA "The Singing CEO”) plays melodies on his guitar accompanied by Shauna Horvath, Volunteer Director (“The Song Master”). Through singing and socializing, a special interaction takes place between the children and residents.
To Join This Group
With lots of love to go around, this unique volunteer opportunity adds to the social and development of babies who visit The Home. In turn, precious babblings and interactive play brings smiles to the faces of residents and increases their self-esteem.
We welcome you to join this fun and make new friends, both old and young. We meet at least once a month at 11:00 a.m.
Check out our Calendar of Playgroups (PDF) for dates and locations.
To learn more, contact our Director of Volunteer Services at 404.751.2265 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.