Intergenerational Activities: Program Planning & Activity Ideas

Intergenerational Activities: Program Planning & Activity Ideas

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Intergenerational Activities provide older and younger generations with opportunities to interact and engage with each other in planned endeavours beneficial to both groups.
Intergenerational Activities provide older and younger generations with opportunities to interact and engage with each other in planned endeavours beneficial to both groups. Intergenerational programs have become increasingly prominent in assisted residential care facilities and Nursing Homes. Such programs are creative, cost effective, and well worth the effort. In this article we cover: - What are Intergenerational Activities - Benefits for the older generation - Benefits for the younger generation - Benefits to the younger generation - Benefits to the broader community - How to plan activities - Implementation of Intergenerational Activities - Evaluating the success of your program - 15 Intergenerational Activity Ideas

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Shelley 22nd Sep 2015
Our intergenerational programs, reflect the goals children are working on in the classroom. We often piggyback songs to relate to the theme of the intergenerational session.
Solange 18th Sep 2015
Hi Veronica, You are quite right, children can bring a lot of joy to elderly people.
The first thing you should do is to submit a written proposal to management about your intentions. They will be able to inform you regarding visitors’ insurance. Then you may contact the Nursing Mothers Association or similar organisation and request a visit by a group of six or seven mothers with their toddlers once a month or more. Regarding the bus, there are special buses for hire that take 15 people plus room for two or three wheelchairs.
Veronica 17th Sep 2015
Where I work is all high care and would love to have kindy, pre schooler and or day care children visit but what is the correct way of doing so legally. I would have to get parents permission I would say and also I have the problem of not having a bus for us to visit their facilities. Our secure dementia unit would so benefit from the small children visiting.
Maryann 1st Sep 2015
We have a program called Connect - this is where 1 or 2 residents interact in the classroom once a fortnight with the students at the local Primary School, the school students also visit on a fortnightly basis at our Lodge. They bring their iPads and we use ours in sessions - great programs