Seniors and children may be at opposite ends of the age spectrum, but they still have plenty in common. Not only that, but an abundance of evidence points to the profound mutual benefits of intergenerational interactions between these two groups. Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of promoting relationships between children and seniors, along with highlighting how Presbyterian Senior Living is bridging the generation gap.
At Green Ridge Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living community, we are committed to giving residents an abundance of interesting experiences. An example of this is Masterpiece Living Week, which was a travel themed week hosted throughout the community in May, complete with a passport showcasing the many “destinations” that residents experienced throughout the week. Read below to learn what seniors enjoyed during this weeklong adventure:
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Kirkland Village participated in National Humor Month by hosting "Humorcon", which had the senior audience cracking up at the stand-up comedy routines of their fellow residents. Laughter is an important part of living, no matter what the age. When younger, it's a sign of happiness and enjoying life. Laughing helps us get through the hard spots in life by laughing at ourselves instead of taking everything so seriously. But as we get older, the act of laughing helps reduce stress, can help in coping as well as healing and relieving symptoms of certain diseases.
The Red Hat Society is a well known phenomenom, chronicled in the media throughout the past 18 years. Inspired by the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph, which depicts an older woman wearing purple, with a red hat as an expression of independence and an "attitude", Sue Ellen Cooper formed a group of women over 50 who decided to meet middle age with "verve and humor". The idea has taken root, with Red Hat Societies springing up in various places throughout the country and the world. Red Hat members wear full regalia the includes the distinctive red hats and purple outfits. If you are under 50 years of age you can still attend wearing pink hats and lavender outfits.
She bathed you, clothed you, fed you, dried your tears, and helped you flourish into the amazing being that you are… That’s right, we’re talking about the one who loves us know matter what - Mom! Here at Presbyterian Senior Living, we understand the sentimental importance of celebrating Mother’s Day, and this year our communities really outdid themselves in honoring beloved moms. Here are a few of the special moments we’d like to share.
The Falling Springs, Letort, Yellow Breeches, and the Big Spring streams are just a few of the many famous trout streams in South Central PA that are within reach of Green Ridge Village in Newville, PA. When you add the numerous wild brook trout and stocked trout streams the area has to offer, you have miles of trout streams within close proximity of each other. Resident anglers of the Green Ridge Village community, like Bob and Joe, have the Big Spring stream literally right in their back yard.