Loads of Activities for Bringing Generations Together

This course will provide the Activity Director with the reasons that fostering inter-generational relationships are so beneficial for both younger and older populations. At one time families lived close to one another and developed deep relationships. In this course I will provide background on family traditions and help you to understand the importance of keeping younger and older people connected. Spending time with each other, being involved with each other’s activities, and showing love for one another gives each group a reason to live more fulfilling lives. Small children bring joy and delight to the elderly just by being in their presence. When teens and young adults listen to and appreciate the elderly reminiscing about life experiences it gives the elderly a feeling of significance. Many examples of existing intergenerational programs, ideas for group activities, 1-to-1 activities including family history discussion questions, arts and crafts projects, and educational activities are included in this course. Just remember we walk along the path of life together and that is what we want our younger and older population to do.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Upon completion the student will understand how intergenerational relationships benefit both young and old.
  • The student will understand the importance of implementing programming that creates social connections between residents and children, teens, and young adults through activities.
  • Upon completion the student will have many new ideas that will inspire them to start their own intergenerational program in their facility or in the community.
  • The student will have a variety of activities, projects, and educational materials that may be incorporated directly into their activity programming.
Workshop Content:
  • Family Traditions of the Past
  • Where We are Today
  • Preschools within Nursing Homes
  • Intergenerational Programs for Nursing Homes
  • Intergenerational Programs in the Community
  • Group Activities
  • 1-to-1 Activities
  • Arts and Crafts Projects
  • Educational Activities
  • Resources
APNCC #1021

6 CE Hours
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Cost: $44.96