Posted: Jul 17, 2012 7:45 PM by Keele Smith - KPAX News
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 8:06 AM
MISSOULA- The United Way-affiliated Flagship Program is bringing the old and young together with fun projects, like building birdhouses.
Once a week, Missoula Aging Services foster grandparents Walter Lane and Don Bigelow volunteer at the Meadowhill Flagship summer camp.
With Aging Services volunteer help, campers build and paint birdhouses, using use skills like problem solving, working with others and following directions when working on projects.
The kids aren't the only ones gaining from the process.
"Well, it helps us," Bigelow said. "Gets us up in the morning, gets us going. Gives us something to do. And everybody that we have around with the foster grandparents are great people."
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks takes the finished birdhouses and places them at fishing access sites around the area.