It’s good for everyone

“A society that cuts off older people from meaningful contact with children….is greatly endangered. In the presence of grandparents and grandchildren, past and future merge into the present. ” ~ Margaret Mead

For years I worked with the young and the old separated. I witnessed how periodic performances by children brought such joy to the lives of the nursing home residents. So when a teacher approached me about having an activity where the two groups were engaged, I jumped at the opportunity. The rest is history. The benefits of intergenerational music for both generations include: Therapeutic singing and moving – Opportunities for creativity and self expression – Development of relationships and friendship – Opportunities for socialization – Appreciating a different generation.


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