What if we told you there was a place where the elderly and the young come together to bring more joy into their lives? This hypothetical place would allow the elderly leave their empty houses and help mold young minds. It would also change how we treat nursing homes and the elderly.
Luckily, such a place is very real, and it’s changing the way we look at nursing homes and educating our young minds for the better.
For the past nearly 25 years, Providence Mount St Vincent has been operating the Intergenerational Learning Center, a nursing home in Seattle, where the average age of residents is 92, that seeks to foster a sense of community among its approximately 400 residents through interactions with the youngsters in the facility's daycare.