We have a partnership with an assisted-living facility where our children interact with the elders about three times a month. We do crafts, sing, play bingo and just generally hang out. The elders love to see the children and are often inspired to remember their own children and their own childhood. The children develop an appreciation for the elders and their own ability to help. The above photo is of the beautiful aviary the elders enjoy.
The children attend an orientation each year where they gain a familiarity with wheelchairs, walkers, oxygen-assistance, vision impairment and the like. We feel lucky to have this wonderful interaction with the elders!