Title

The Holistic Impacts of Intergenerational Senior Wellness Programs for Recreational Therapy Professionals In Training and Residents in Long Term Care Settings

Description/Abstract

Intergenerational programs serve the older adult population alongside young children, youth, and/or young adults and their design is intended to be mutually beneficial. In this session, we will discuss the community engaged learning project with Old Dominion University Recreational Therapy students and their residential care partnership with Beth Sholom Village. We will further present the holistic benefits experienced by both populations and identify changes to perception towards aging. Additionally, we will emphasize the benefits of this program to future Recreational Therapy professionals and highlight this program as a model for improving the field of Therapeutic Recreation and the quality of life of the individuals which our interventions serve.

Presenting Author Name/s

Victoria S. Diaz, Gaiyle E. Bannister, Meleah B. Huber, and Vincent R. Horten

Faculty Advisor

Shelly Beaver

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Gerontology | Recreational Therapy

Session Title

Darden College of Education and Professional Studies/LeADERS

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Start Date

2-8-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2020 10:00 AM

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The Holistic Impacts of Intergenerational Senior Wellness Programs for Recreational Therapy Professionals In Training and Residents in Long Term Care Settings

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Intergenerational programs serve the older adult population alongside young children, youth, and/or young adults and their design is intended to be mutually beneficial. In this session, we will discuss the community engaged learning project with Old Dominion University Recreational Therapy students and their residential care partnership with Beth Sholom Village. We will further present the holistic benefits experienced by both populations and identify changes to perception towards aging. Additionally, we will emphasize the benefits of this program to future Recreational Therapy professionals and highlight this program as a model for improving the field of Therapeutic Recreation and the quality of life of the individuals which our interventions serve.