Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lemoore Adult Day Care Center

EDITOR’s NOTE: Each week, we’ll feature intergenerational program ideas that were tried and successful. This series is a tool to highlight various age-optimized programs and practices. The program descriptions are provided by representatives of the programs. Inclusion in this series does not imply Generations United’s endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs.

In part 14 of our series, we feature Lemoore Adult Day Care Center, an intergenerational  shared site based in Lemoore, CA.

(Read parts 12345678910, 11, 12 and 13)

Their program shares a building with a Head Start program that serves around 78 children.

Throughout the year, Head Start participants collaborate with Lemoore Adult Day Care Center seniors on projects.

Middle school and high school students, who need service hours for their graduation requirements, also visit the Adult Day Program to work directly with seniors. Over the summer, school age children work in Lemoore’s youth program to help their low income families.

“Our program is the center of many generations, and we are proud to say that our seniors of our rural community,” explained Lemoore’s Director Pam Chin. “Also, our youth benefit from coming together and learning lessons to take with them as they become important citizens of our country.”

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. Youth Jumpstart Grantees can share ideas here. Or just text us through the Facebook Messenger app (friend me to join our Cool Intergenerational Ideas group discussion). We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!  Share the inspiration.


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