|Easter Seals Intergenerational Program – 2016 Programs of Distinction Designee
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 08:35 AM PDT
Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inter-generational Center has created an intergenerational program, in keeping with community mission, that is impactful, innovative and educational.
When opposite generations engage, people are able to have more enriching experiences of autonomy, tolerance, acceptance, patience, caring and nurturing.
All participants are given the opportunity to improve their cognitive ability. The activities help them work on social and emotional, language, literacy and behavioral skills.
More overtly, the program creates lasting friendship.
Their Center improves the quality of life for participants of all age by providing an opportunity for intergenerational engagement.