May 5, 2023

Arrow Senior Living Encourages Intergenerational Relationships Between Children and Older Adults

Category: Senior Living

Author: Kaylin Bennett, Regional Director of Resident Services

As we age, health becomes a major focus of our daily lives. We begin to think more about eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping our minds active. But health is more than that – it also includes our relationships with others, specifically intergenerational relationships. 


According to an article in Press & News, there are the many benefits of intergenerational relationships between children and older adults.  


Children who spend time with older adults growing up are less ageist as they get older.  

  • It can prevent isolation and loneliness in older adults.  
  • It provides a perfect opportunity for young and old to learn from one another.  
  • It builds a stronger community.  
  • It helps keep stories and history alive within families and the greater community.
  • It gives older adults a sense of purpose and helps younger generations have a greater respect for and value of older adults. 


At Arrow Senior Living communities, we promote intergenerational relationships in many ways. The Resident Services Directors work all year long to maintain relationships with local schools in their communities. We invite children in for events such as beachball, crafts and games, Story Corner readings, and more. We host special events to celebrate the holidays and always encourage our residents’ children, grandchildren, and beyond to be a part of the excitement. When observing the interactions between youngsters and adults, it is easy to see how much older adults really have to offer to children, and vice versa! They share smiles, memories, information, and much more. Each of our communities works hard to foster intergenerational relationships and memorable experiences.   


Source: Engage at Every Age: The benefits of intergenerational relationships – Senior Community Services    

Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a portfolio of communities that offer varying levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each and every senior living community supports residents by focusing on dignity, respect, and quality of life. The programs and amenities offered are selected to provide only the highest standard of quality and comfort.

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