Jumbo Gardens / Versa Care IG Program

Organization Sponsor: Jumbo Garden's Day Care


Program Description

An opportunity for long term care residents to enjoy the company of children and an opportunity for children to enjoy the company of seniors.
An opportunity for Long Term Care Residents to visit with 4 & 5 year olds at the Jumbo Day Care approximately every other month for 1 ½ hrs per visit. Activities to include singing, crafts, baking, reading, and visiting.

Funding Sources: 

No funding sources - expenses to be paid by residents

Impact Of Program: 

too early to know

Evaluation Tools: 

Observation, communication and networking between residents, children and partners

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Location of Jumbo Gardens is on the other side of the city. Transportation issues may arise in booking wheel chair accessable transportation. Although transportation costs are reasonable, costs will be covered by residents and may become a problem for some to participate in.

Length and Stage of Project: 

Project to start in September and run until June, offered approximately every other month for 2 hours in the afternoon.

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