May 5, 2023
As we age, health becomes a major focus of our daily lives. We begin to think more about eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping our minds active. But health is more than that – it also includes our relationships with others, specifically intergenerational relationships.
According to an article in Press & News, there are the many benefits of intergenerational relationships between children and older adults.
At The Kentridge Senior Living, we promote intergenerational relationships in many ways! Our residents love whenever there are children in the community. It really makes them happy and brings back a lot of memories for them to reminisce about. We love seeing families bring children to Sunday Brunch. We encourage grandchildren of residents and children of staff to attend our monthly Story Corner, for a story and a treat. The community shares books with our local elementary school and we’re working on fostering that relationship, so we can have more intergenerational opportunities.
When observing the interactions between children and older adults, it’s easy to see how much older adults really have to offer to children, and vice versa! They share smiles, memories, information, and more. Intergenerational connections between older adults and younger people help make residents in communities feel cared for and valued. Older members can share their knowledge about life, what they have experienced, and how it led them to the present. They can also share ideas about preserving traditions. Younger people bring youth and vitality, as well as memories for the older community to reminisce about. Whenever there are children in the building it is like a breath of spring air!
Each of our communities works hard to foster intergenerational relationships and memorable experiences.
The KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, OH offers independent living plus, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. The KentRidge is nestled in South Kent in a peaceful neighborhood just off Sunnybrook Road with easy access to SR 261 and SR 42, residents have convenient access to local shopping and attractions.
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