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 Rock Creek Senior Living, we promote intergenerational relationships in many ways! As the Resident Services Director, I invite children to visit our community with several different opportunities. We have two different daycare centers that visit and play games, color, and read with us. Our community hosts Story Corner, where Boy Scouts join in, along with other children from the community, and we have a 5th grade volunteer who loves playing games with our residents.
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. There are several benefits to having intergenerational events. Residents light up upon seeing the kids walk through the door. They enjoy being around inquisitive children, who, oftentimes, get the residents to think outside the box. It also gives them an “excuse” to be silly and act young again. They are two completely opposite generations, that grew up in completely different ways, but at the same time, have so much knowledge and wisdom to pass along to one another. Our intergenerational events have our residents reminiscing for days to follow.
Each of our communities works hard to foster intergenerational relationships and memorable experiences.
Source: Engage at Every Age: The benefits of intergenerational relationships – Senior Community Services
Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Nestled in the Boulder Brook Park subdivision just north of 5th Street, residents of Rock Creek enjoy a close connection with the surrounding neighborhood with tree-lined walking paths that connect directly to local family homes; just minutes away from local shopping and attractions.
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