World of Wisdom, Age of Innocence: an Intergenerational Exchange Program
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An interdisciplinary team from Southwest Texas State University implemented an intergenerational exchange program between residents at a local nursing home and preschool children from the University's child care program. The study was undertaken to study and evaluate the impact of intergenerational relations on the quality of life of nursing home residents, quality of care of nursing home residents, and perceptions of preschool children on the elderly and aging. Program development, implementation and outcomes are discussed with implications for replication by others.