Kindergarten Class at Nursing Home Graduating
Windsor Place Nursing Home in Kansas has a program that merges all-day Kindergartners with it’s residents. Read how this has affected the staff, residents and children in an article from The Associated Press.
This summer the Coffeyville facility will find out what strides have been made with the program that included residents reading to the 5- and 6-year-olds, singing with them, even exercising with them. Gayle Doll, director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University, plans to measure what difference the children being at Windsor Place has made in the residents.
But she said, regardless of the results, the stories tell of success.
“I think it’s been great for both parties, old and young,” she said.
When the program started nine months ago it wasn’t clear what would happen when Windsor Place became home to the kindergarten class. No Kansas school or nursing home had tried merging an all-day kindergarten in a nursing home. But it appears to have worked.
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