Childcare/Eldercare Joint Programs
– Aug 10, 2018(5 replies)
Recently I've read Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, and I was very taken by the idea that elders are often isolated from contact with other people, especially children.
Does anyone know of pilot, demonstration, or established programs that co-locate or jointly operate elder- and childcare services in Northern Alameda or Western Contra Costa counties? (for instance, a child care center at a nursing facility or an elder day program at a primary school) I'm also interested in discussion with those who have experienced this type innovative arrangement. Thanks!Aug 10, 2018
Not in your area, but FYI - Oakland's Piedmont Ave Library has its Sat AM baby/toddler playgroup at the local senior center. That's the only one I know of in my area.
Hi Lesley! Choice in Learning in Pleasant Hill is an intergenerational preschool: https://cilmontessori.org. The students participate with seniors in the Adult Day Program, Choice in Aging, next door. It sounds like an incredible program! I only wish that I lived closer and my child could attend.
This isn’t exactly what you asked for but it is super neat! A branch of Oakland Public does a special joint program with a facility nearby: http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/piedmont-avenue-branch/baby-cafe-0. The librarian there who coordinates it could probably also answer questions about the value/result of their work!