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Bethlehem Intergenerational Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, cares for both 5-year-olds and 75-year-olds. The concept blossomed from a research project, according to WXMI.
Day care center combines senior care and child care | WJAX-TV
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The facility has two wings, one for the elderly and one for the children. Every day, workers plan activities the kids and adults can do together. They also build in time for small group activities.
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I know the little kids love having grandma or grandpa figures around, and they love having the grandchildren around,” said Rebecca Lopez, a nurse’s aide at the center. “It’s a wonderful program, and I see it going far.”
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“This program is about engagement and relationship and sense of purpose and having a safe place to bring your loved one during the day,” Sue Davidson, the center’s director, told WXMI.
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...half day at the center costs $49, and a full day costs $7
Read more at WXMI.

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I think this is a wonderful idea!

Out side the "box", but is it really?

It will be interesting to see how well this might work out.

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I would think it would destroy the self-esteem of any senior to be "cared for" next to 5 year olds...
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I would think it would destroy the self-esteem of any senior to be "cared for" next to 5 year olds...
the seniors and kids are each cared for by staff who coordinate some activities with interaction of the two.
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I would think it would destroy the self-esteem of any senior to be "cared for" next to 5 year olds...
I would hope that they would keep them separate from one another.

Only letting them interact with supervision, and only a certain times for organized activities.

Interesting I think..

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cool!
maybe they should add college droms as well to get a full multi-generational mix.
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maybe they should add college droms as well to get a full multi-generational mix.
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