May 19th Community Engagement Project: Intergenerational Community Garden Launch

Chicago Bridge’s Community Engagement Project 2012

The Bethel Terrace Senior Community Garden

*Supported by Bethel Terrace Senior Apartments, Greater Englewood Garden Association, Nicholson Technology Academy and the Chicago Bridge.

Intergenerational Community Garden Club Launch Party

Come play in dirt with us to celebrate Older Americans Month. Bethel Terrace Senior Apartments has worked diligently to open an intergenerational community garden. The Chicago Bridge is partnering to assist in the success of this project by volunteering during the Garden Launch Party and in future initiatives. Please share this invitation with your colleagues, friends & neighbors. Click here for the May 19th Bethel Terrace Community Garden Party Launch flyer.

Saturday, May 19th

*Rain out date June 2nd


Bethel Terrace 900 W. 63rd Parkway Chicago IL 60621

RSVP: Lauren Kessler at

Transportation: For CTA take the Green line to Halsted stop. Northside city of Chicago area car pool available, if interested contact

Those Who Attend Can Expect: 1. Experience working directly on an intergenerational project with your fellow Chicago Bridge members, the seniors of Bethel Terrace and the Englewood Community. 2. Actively participate in the launch of a community garden by planting seedlings, prepping, and designing the garden’s look. 3. Learn more about community gardens and their benefits 4. For the graduating students and job hunters out there, this is a great opportunity to boost your resume with intergenerational program and direct work experience.
This is the first initiative of the Chicago Bridge’s Intergenerational Community Garden Group. Stay tuned for more about this special interest group.
**Thanks to Melissa Wall for sharing the photo used in this post


Lauren Kessler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, and her Masters in Social Work with a health concentration, from Loyola University in Chicago. In her position with Rush University Senior Care, she provides clinical case management services to a wide variety of patients with diverse cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. Through her experience coordinating clinical services, she has gained extensive knowledge of how illness impacts families and individuals. In her 3 years as a geriatric social worker for Rush Senior Care, Ms. Kessler has developed expertise in providing patient- centered services through clinical coordination of care, advocacy, education and collaboration amongst community partners.

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