These interactions may include the following:
These interactions are a win-win for both groups. Residents experience less isolation, learn new skills, receive needed emotional support and experience health benefits. At the same time, the children often see improvement in their academics and growth in their social skills, while exhibiting less negative behavior.
“Bringing children into Encore makes us a more vibrant and lively place to live. The smiles and increased socialization are obvious as soon as the children walk through the front doors. Residents are especially excited to see kids who make repeat visits because relationships are formed.”