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Caring for Aging Parents: Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing

Resident with a small child.Intergenerational Programs offer younger and older generations an opportunity to interact.  

 

By Kimberly Doyon, CTRS, Life Enrichment Coordinator

At The Cedars we offer an intergenerational program for our assisted living and skilled care residents where we sponsor a play group for children aged six months to one year. (As some of you know, there has been a baby boom amongst our staff here in the last year and we are very excited to share our beautiful children with the residents.)  

The play group is geared toward residents with dementia and/or depression. and provides emotional support, mental and sensory stimulation and addresses social roles.  The children help promote meaning and purpose … Read more here.

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Snowflakes to Sandy Hook from The Cedars

Intergenerational programming at The Cedars is a valuable opportunity for our residents to enjoy children of all ages while providing younger people the chance to interact with elders.  When Janine Fifield, Director of Volunteer Services at The Cedars, heard about Operation Snowflake through the PTA in Newtown, CT, she thought of The Cedars.

Every month the first and second grade students from the Friends School of Portland, visit with the residents at The Cedars to engage in a special project.  In early December, Janine had arranged for the group to make snowflakes, not knowing the eventual fate of these paper creations.  “The room was filled with snowflakes, … Read more here.

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Best Senior Care: Intergenerational Programs

Partnering with the Friends School of Portland

by Kimberly Doyon, Life Enrichment Coordinator at The Cedars

The Life Enrichment Department at The Cedars is partnering with the Friends School of Portland to offer an exciting new, intergenerational program for the residents at the Skilled Care Center at The Cedars.  On the first Wednesday of every month, 15 first and second grade students from Friends have been visiting with our nursing home residents to share the lessons they are learning in school.  Examples include reading one on one, singing, drama skits and puppet shows, and games.  Our goal has been to assure the same studentsmeet with the same residents … Read more here.

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