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Toronto Star Article features Kipling Acres Long Term Care Home for its emphasis on Intergenerational Programming

Penned by reporter Laurie Monsebraaten, Magic abounds when daycare, seniors home share roof praises Kipling Acres’ emphasis on intergenerational programming, supported in large part by its recent redevelopment.

 In planning for its new facility, Kipling Acres seized every opportunity to strengthen and grow the intergenerational connections within its walls.

 The daycare, once relegated to a separate wing, was relocated to the main building. The children’s playground now opens onto a courtyard serving residents, adult day program participants, and a seniors’ community centre. Throughout the home large windows overlooking the playground provide residents, staff and visitors with the enjoyment of viewing children at play.

At Kipling Acres, social interactions between children and seniors are encouraged. Informal exchanges are complemented by a host of intergenerational programming including the popular ‘Move and Groove’ featured in the Toronto Star article.   For ‘Move and Groove’, children are brought into the resident’s home areas to provide stimulation and enjoyment, while accommodating seniors who lack mobility.

Staff, families and parents alike testify to the significance of these connections and the value of strengthening this multi-generational community, all under one roof.

 To read the full Toronto Star article please visit: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/02/09/magic-abounds-when-daycare-seniors-home-share-roof.html

 

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