New Beginnings Senior Center Program

Intergenerational Program: “Getting Pre-K Students Excited About Reading and Learning”

sfssi_intergenerationalThe National Council on Aging defines “Intergenerational programs as activities or programs that increase cooperation interaction or exchanges between two generations. They involve the sharing of skills, knowledge, or experience between old and young.”

New Beginnings Neighborhood Senior Center and Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers and Stonewall Tell Center of College Park, Georgia have partnered together to implement this program. The Intergenerational Program helps to bridge the gap between the young and the wise by allowing the seniors to teach the children about gardening, growing vegetables, and the importance of eating healthy foods. The program also helps enrich the students’ minds and encourages creative thinking through reading.