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The Princeton Senior Living to Celebrate Back-to-School Season

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At The Princeton Senior Living, we are always excited to celebrate the Back-to-School season! Partnering with local schools is typically a year-long effort, but there is a special focus on the time when most students are heading back to the classroom- whether in person or virtually. We have partnered with Stoney Point Elementary. Our residents find it easy to relate to school outreach efforts as many of them can recall a time when they returned to school as well.

Fostering these relationships helps build a sense of community among students, teachers, residents, and staff. There are plenty of advantages to intergenerational activities- such as decreasing the social and economic isolation so many seniors feel. Research has shown that seniors’ health, memory, and balance can benefit from volunteering regularly with children. Not only do these relationships benefit the older generations, but also the younger ones as well. Studies have also shown that children who interact with elders are less likely than others to start illegal drug use, will more likely have improved communication with their parents, and are less likely to experience depression. Lastly, these experiences can create timeless memories for both the seniors and children involved, such as making a new friend, trying a new game or activity, or listening to stories of each other’s life.

 

We have partnered with Stoney Point Elementary and are looking forward to going to the school and being guest readers for the different classes, as well as volunteering for various school functions. We are planning to write encouraging words to the students. As many of us know, school can be tough and support from others is always helpful.

 

Our teachers are vital to our schools and the children's lives. Supporting a teacher’s wish list is a small gesture to show how valuable and appreciated they truly are within our community. If you would like to donate, contact Jamie Black at jblack@gvr5.net.

 

We are also looking into partnering with one of the local high schools in the Lee's Summit area. This will provide an opportunity for high school students to become more involved in their community and even accrue some community service hours before they graduate.

 

The Princeton Senior Living will continue to show their support in a lot of different ways this Back-to-School season and throughout the school year. 

 

https://eldercarealliance.org/blog/benefits-intergenerational-programs/