Children as Therapy for Seniors

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As the elderly age, unfortunately it’s common for them to become socially isolated. Whether it’s because of failing mental health or a lack of still-living family and friends, not having a social network is extremely lonely. Intergenerational programs, where young children and senior citizens interact, are a wonderful way to help enhance the quality of life for seniors. For instance, the Intergenerational Learning Center in Seattle, WA is both a nursing home and a childcare facility. Children from infancy to five years of age spend time with the elderly, doing […] Read Full Article »