Bringing our residents of The Watermark at 3030 Park Independent Living and children together for “Read Aloud day” was a benefit to both the residents and children. Research shows that interacting with older adults enables youth to develop social networks, communication skills, and positive attitudes toward aging, a sense of purpose and community service. Read Aloud Day serves as an Intergenerational Program, which is a fancy way of saying that we help bring seniors and kids together to form fun and meaningful relationships. Both groups have so much to teach and learn from each other that the result of these programs is always magical.
Sharing her feelings on the time spent with the children, resident, Harlene Arenberg states, “The most wonderful experience, thank you for including me in the volunteer program!”
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