A combined senior living center and preschool is bringing joy to both young and old.
Bethlehem Intergenerational Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, cares for both 5-year-olds and 75-year-olds. The concept blossomed from a research project, according to WXMI.
The facility has two winds, one for the elderly and one for the children. Every day, workers plan activities the kids and adults can do together. They also build time in for small group activities.
“I know the little kids love having grandma or grandpa figures around, and they love having the grandchildren around,” said Rebecca Lopez, a nurse’s aide at the center. “It’s a wonderful program, and I see it going far.”