Living Branches encourages intergenerational relationships, which are viewed as a way to enhance the lives of our residents throughout various activities and learning experiences.
On the Dock Woods campus of Living Branches, interaction with youngsters is within close proximity at the Children’s Center, Christopher Dock High School, and the playgrounds of Dock Village.
The Children’s Center at Dock Woods
Located on the Dock Woods campus, the Children’s Center is one of two centers operated by Salford Mennonite Child Care Center, a mission of Salford Mennonite Church in Harleysville, Pa. In addition to children from the broad community, the Children’s Center, which opened in 1999, accommodates children of many Living Branches employees. Many residents enjoy volunteering their time at the Children's Center. Fran Kinney's story, pictured above, was featured in an edition of Branching Out, the Living Branches newsletter.
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
Christopher Dock students play an active role in the lives of Living Branches residents. Students frequently visit the Dock Woods campus of Living Branches to share musical performances, participate in volunteer projects, share ideas, and learn from the residents.
Living Branches residents are welcome to visit the high school campus to watch athletic events and theatric presentations, or enjoy scenic walks around the pond.
Many Christopher Dock students and graduates are employed across the communities of Living Branches.