seeing the aged with pupils

I visited a care institution with school children. This is a part of our attempt to establish inter-generation communication between the elderly and children. This was perhaps fifth or sixth year since we started the project. It is amazing to see children well prepared for the encounter by bringing origamis, board-games, a picture-story show, etc. with them. They were also quite open to communicating with the elderly. Some residents even surprised caregivers by painting on line drawings, which she used to refused to do as kids’ activities.


It is probably important to choose a task which requires participants to get closer. It creates more intimate relationships.

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