In Munich, toddlers and senior citizens are part of a social initiative of two kindergartens and a nursing home called “Aktion mit Senioren”.
Once a month twelve kids visit the nursing home. They participate in activities like painting, craftsmanship and reading together.
It is win-win. This intergenerational care model is a big success for both sides Seniors do feel needed and useful and are often more focused and happy when the little kids are around.Their spontaneity, happiness and affection of the children is very rewarding. while kids get experience and wisdom.