Intern with kids playing with hoola-hoops

NEWS // May 25, 2016

Intern Learns benefits of Intergenerational Games

Trisha Llanes wasn’t familiar with the term “intergenerational” until she became a student intern with the Health & Human Services Agency’s Community Health Promotion Team in North County.  Through her work supporting the annual Intergenerational Games in San Marcos this past March, she learned how intergenerational efforts help both older and younger generations to come together to create relationships and learn from one another.

“Nowadays, everyone just wants to be surrounded by those who they can relate to or who are close to their age group,” said Llanes. “We forget that we can relate to and learn from other people’s experiences, despite their age.  It truly opened my eyes to how much I can learn from both older and younger generations.”

During her time with the Community Health Promotion team, Llanes not only gained personal relationships with her colleagues, but she also discovered a deeper passion for Public Health and a commitment to continue to serve all generations.

“Participating in the Intergenerational Games event enhanced my connection and appreciation for both older and younger generations,” said Llanes.  “It is true what they say, ‘Age ain’t nothing but a number!’”