Intergenerational Index
The Grandfriends Project -- A Program Creating Friendships Across the Generations Martin Kimeldorf, the author

Assignment #9




Life is full of changes as we move from one stage to another. There are many points in life which stand out as especially important passages or changes. Some of these moments include: getting a first job, getting a first car, graduating, moving to a new home, giving birth, getting married, getting divorced, getting promoted, retiring, becoming ill.

In this assignment think about the changes that might take place in your life. Then consider the changes your grandfriend might be going through. What might you two have in common?

  1. List what you think will be one of the most important changes in your future life.

    • One important future change in my life will be:

    • One "plus" [positive quality] about this change is:

    • One question or challenge I must face is:


  2. List what you think is your present stage or a current change in your life.

    • The change or stage I'm living through right now is:

    • One "plus" [positive quality] about this change or phase is:

    • One question or challenge I am facing now, is:


  3. Students often say, "When I graduate I'm going to…" Older people have a similar expression: "When I retire I've going to…"

    • What is something you might want to do differently when you graduate?

    • What is something you might want to do differently after you retire in the distant future?


  4. In what ways are retirement and graduation alike and different? Give some examples for each.

    • alike:

    • different:


  5. After looking over the five phases described by Elwood Chapman, which phase do you think your grandfriend is living through right now.

    • Phase or stage name:

    • My reasons for picking this phase:


  6. What questions or concerns might your grandfriend have at this stage in his or her life?


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