Day care center combines senior care and child care

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Day Care Combines Child Care And Senior Care

- A combined senior day center and preschool is bringing joy to both the young and old.

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Bethlehem Intergenerational Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, cares for both 5-year-olds and 75-year-olds. The concept blossomed from a research project, according to WXMI.

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The center has two wings, one for the elderly and one for children. Every day, workers plan activities the kids and adults can do together. They also build in time for small group activities.

“I know the little kids love having grandma or grandpa figures around, and they love having the grandchildren around,” said Rebecca Lopez, a nurse’s aide at the center. “It’s a wonderful program, and I see it going far.”

“This program is about engagement and relationship and sense of purpose and having a safe place to bring your loved one during the day,” Sue Davidson, the center’s director, told WXMI.

According to WXMI, a half day at the center costs $49, and a full day costs $78.

Read more at WXMI.

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