[Updated: August 1, 2018 | Published: February 12, 2018]
Intergenerational programming brings together diverse groups of the wisest and newest generations to encourage the sharing of traditions and culture. There are many benefits to intergenerational programming, including better health and the opportunity to learn something new for both generations.
There is no better time to engage in an intergenerational program than the winter Olympics! On Thursday, January 25, we welcomed 5th graders from Riverside Elementary to Friendship Village of Dublin to join our residents in an Olympic celebration.
The residents and students worked together to build a gingerbread Olympic Village, which included gingerbread people decorated to look like athletes and gingerbread “houses” meant to represent different Olympic venues. After the decorations were complete, students paraded around the room with the Olympic torch to view everyone’s creations.
The event concluded with learning more about winter sports and the venues in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The winter Olympic event is not the only intergenerational programming at Friendship Village of Dublin. Our ongoing partnership with Riverside Elementary invites students of different grade levels to Friendship Village of Dublin throughout the school year to participate in different themed activities. Other activities this school year include a joint recorder ensemble performance and Valentine’s Day card making.