St. John’s Collaborative for Intergenerational Learning Featured on ‘Reachout Radio’

An extremely popular program at St. John’s Meadows that has connected independent living residents with Nazareth College students for over a decade was highlighted on WXXI’s Reachout Radio‘s “Silver Threads” program. Host Kathy VanSchiack welcomed Nazareth College Professor of Gerontology (and former St. John’s Foundation board member) Dr. David Steitz and former St. John’s Meadows Director of Resident Life Chantel Foster to discuss the evolution of the program and the benefits of this great partnership for both students and residents.

This collaboration falls well outside the realm of a traditional classroom and gives real-world learning experiences to college students working towards careers in physical and occupational therapy, nursing, speech pathology, and more.  Senior living residents get the benefit of continuing to learn new things and help mentoring the next generation of young adults.

Find out more about this unique program by clicking here to listen to the podcast.

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