This week's cool idea is one from the past.
Seniors/Volunteers for Childhood Immunization is an intergenerational immunization program based in Texas.
Senior volunteers possess the experience of witnessing the devastating effects of diseases that are now vaccine preventable.
Their understanding of the critical need for immunizations, coupled with their unique skills, compels them to become devoted advocates to the mission of ensuring the health of the youngest members of their local community.
Seniors/Volunteers for Child Immunization also calls or sends cards reminding mothers of their childrens' two, four, six, and twelve month immunizations, and evaluates their success based on official immunization records.