The Arbors GrandFriends Program is an intergenerational program between Arbors residents and young children in the community, local schools, temples and churches. This inspiring program is designed to provide meaningful engagement with our seniors and young ones. Programs are geared towards bridging the gap between the two generations.
Our GrandFriends program provides an avenue where both seniors and children can impact each other’s life in a very powerful way. Both generations benefit by connecting and fostering a healthy view on life by appreciating each other. The children can grow from the wisdom and experience of our seniors. Spending time with the seniors helps children especially with their communication skills as well as having a role model to learn from. Similarly, the children are able to light up our seniors in an inspirational way. There have been studies that show there are real health benefits from seniors spending time with young children, showing cognitive and memory improvements.