Teaming up with local schools, residents have the opportunity to bond with young children by doing craft projects, reading, gardening or writing letters to each other. The intergenerational relationships are so important to both the children and the seniors, they are both continuously teaching each other new things. Residents from The Arbors go to the schools to visit children, and the schools come to the Arbors as well.
This week some residents and students visited the LI News Radio Station for the Senior Living Show hosted by Karen Solomon and Christine Herting to talk about The Arbors Grand-friend Program.
Photo above: from left to right: Karen Kepner-Program Director at The Arbors at Bohemia, Principal of Idle Hour Elementary School Sandy Rubin, Arbors at Bohemia residents Alice Tanguilig and Betty Greiner and Lara McNally-Social Worker. Bottom row: Students Ella Cijoffi and Jake Herting.