“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.