One of the most rapidly growing movements in education is intergenerational programming. Intergenerational programs build a new sense of respect for the individuality and worth of older people.
What is it?
A model program that provides visiting opportunities between children & the elderly. Residents and children do projects together and share experiences on a frequent basis.
How does it work?
About 50% of nursing home residents receive no visits from family or friends. They are alone and isolated while many children have no living grandparents. These youngsters are missing a precious experience which is where the Building Bridges program comes in. Communication between the children and elderly is simple and easy, colored by the natural affection found between grandparents and grandchildren.