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Monday, September 14, 2015

They Put A Pre-School In A Nursing Home And It Changed Everyone’s Life

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They Put A Pre-School In A Nursing Home And It Changed Everyone’s Life

Contrary to popular belief, nursing homes can be very lonely places for elderly people. In fact, it is not uncommon for elderly people to experience social isolation that is associated with depression and loneliness. Many believe that a nursing home would alleviate these issues, but these feelings of depression don’t go away, in many cases they only worsen.

In the Western world, a nursing home is the most common place for seniors to go once they reach a certain age. It seems this is symptomatic of our culture, because in many other countries the elderly people live with their children and the children take care of them in their old age. They would never dream of dropping their parents off into a home just because their parents have reached a certain point in their lives where it is difficult for them to care for themselves.

In Providence Mount St. Vincent, Seattle, WA, something amazing has happened at the Inter-Generational Learning Center to ensure that the elderly people at their nursing home are happy.

They Put A Pre-School In A Nursing Home And It Changed Everyone’s Life

They decided to put a pre-school in a nursing home. Family members and staff were all pleasantly surprised to see the huge difference it made in the lives of both the elderly and the children.

Filmmaker Evan Briggs was so impressed by the positive impact this idea had on everyone involved that he decided to document the story and make it into a film, in hopes of raising awareness about this innovative project.

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When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. Children and elderly people do share a lot of similarities and have a lot to offer each other. The children provide excellent company for the seniors and can certainly brighten up their days! What do you think about this? Can you see some benefit in combining pre-schools with nursing homes more frequently? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Source: Collective-Evolution

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  3. In fact, elderly people are happy at their nursing home where they have many friends to talk. As you see, elderly people like talking very much. When I am get old age, I will be at there. I do not want to stay at home! That will be my dream, chicago blog.

  4. In the year 2000 I did my architecture graduation project and one of the buildings I proposed was exactly a pre-school and day-care for elderly. 16 years later I'm sad for not having seem this kind of structures with my own eyes, however I'm glad to now of some here and there.
    That formula seems to me a HUGE benefit to one of modern societies problems - elderly "abandonment" - and with such a simple solution at hand, that enriches both elderly and young, I don't know how it hasn't become a normal practice everywhere.
    Thank you for sharing and keep it up. One step at the time we'll make a better society.


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