Through the many intergenerational activities that we’ve held at Spring Hills, we’ve come to find that all participants (no matter the age) gain something special. Caring, experience-oriented senior assisted living facilities, as well as thoughtful home health care services, offer a unique opportunity for individuals across generations to have fun and grow together.
Enjoy the Benefits of Together-Time for Kids and Seniors
From art workshops designed for creative expression to a mind-stimulating game of chess, there are so many engaging activities that seniors and kids can enjoy together. In addition to creating what is simply an afternoon of fun, these activities offer numerous benefits:
- Both seniors and children feel happy, accepted, and confident with the ability to form healthy relationships
- Participants gain a sense of self-worth, as both can see the impact they are having on each other
- Seniors and younger individuals can discover a new favorite hobby together, helping them learn something new about themselves and other.
In addition to these emotional benefits, seniors can experience an improvement in memory and cognitive functioning by engaging their minds. This is especially true for activities that challenge the brain, like math games or learning to a new recipe.
Events and Intergenerational Activities at Spring Hills Assisted Living Facilities
At Spring Hills, there is nothing we love more than seeing our residents smiling and laughing while engaging in a favorite—or completely new—activity. Here are a few of the intergenerational events and programs we’ve hosted in the past:
- Residents enjoyed working in groups to make a difference in the local community at our Cherry Hill assisted living facility gardening day
- Middle school students took the time to get to know Spring Hills Somerset assisted living residents and helped spark their creativity by crafting wooden spoon friends together
- Students and residents laughed and cheered together during the Spring Hill Hunter’s Creek National Assisted Living Week talent show
- Senior citizens bonded with their loved ones and put fine motor skills to great use when drawing old time family portraits with their grandchildren during Cherry Hill’s Grandparent’s Day celebration
Intergenerational activities don’t just brighten a senior’s day; they provide rich, meaningful experiences for all involved. To find out more about the programs and events at Spring Hills Assisted Living, contact us here.