April 27, 2017

New Daycare accepting enrollment

From Whoopsy Daisie Daycare

Intergenerational Care Now Enrolling

   Whoopsy Daisy, is now enrolling for kids 3-6 years old for there intergenerational program which opens May 1. As a division of Thelma’s Place day respite, the goal is to assist in promoting social and emotional bonds between our youngest and oldest populations, providing unique benefits that are unavailable in traditional care. When children and seniors interact, the outcome is beneficial to everyone involved.

   In seniors, intergenerational care provides for enhanced socialization and a greater sense of engagement. They have improved emotional and mental health, stronger physical health, a decrease in isolation and a sense of value and community involvement.

   In children, studies have reported positive attitude to the aging process, greater sensitivity to persons with disabilities, reduced fear of the elderly, higher academic scoring and more socially and personally matured than their peers.

   At Thelma’s Place, participants will have the opportunity to socialize and interact with children enrolled in Whoopsy Daisy on a daily basis. Together, participating in reading, games, art, music, outings and just talking and learning from one another.

   For more information please call Stephanie at: 503-209- 6827 or stephaniero@thelmasplace.org

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