“ENGAGE AS YOU AGE” PROGRAM
San Francisco, California, USA.
"Engage As You Age creates inter-generational connections between creative people and homebound or isolated older adults and seniors. How? By pairing a smart, empathetic Activity Specialist with a senior who shares his or her interests and passions."
Meetings between seniors and an "Engage As You Age" Activity Specialist typically last for two to three hours and take place at the seniors home, assisted living facility, or skilled nursing facility.
Senior activities and learning can be individual, one-on-one or in a senior nursing home or group home session.
"Engage As You Age" Activity Specialists are screened and go through a background check and present a lesson plan in order to be selected for the senior activity program.
Experienced teachers who encourage interaction facilitate group classes. Discussion topics include history, politics, current events, literature, music, art and more.
*There is a fee for this program.
The organization "Engage As You Age" also has specialized program senior classes for those with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias along with a Low Vision Macular Degeneration program where the focus is on reading with those who have low vision, cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration.
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