Senior Consulting, LLC

We provide solutions for acute hospitals, long term care facilities and senior housing.

Preventive Aging Center, Inc.

823 West Park Avenue, #256

Ocean, NJ  07712

Phone (732) 233-4625

 Facsimile (631) 498-0026

SeniorConsult@aol.com

 

PAC Preschool/Senior Companion Program

 

Preventive Aging Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization co-founded in 1992 by Timothy B. Cassidy, its Executive Director. Its mission is to provide free wellness and intergenerational programs to senior citizens in the community. The interaction of older seniors and children is mutually beneficial, with the following results:

 

        ·           Personal growth and clarifies values

        ·           Improve personal and family relationships

        ·           Understand and appreciate diversity

        ·           Become better supporters and leaders

        ·           Learn specific skills

        ·           Have fun

        ·           Augment or replace grandparents or grandchildren

 

The program can link children from local child care centers, day camps, area schools, YMCAs, Boy\Girl Scout Troops, and other local youth centers with senior citizens, predominately in nursing facilities.  Many seniors are not ambulatory and are “trapped” by medical complexities. For them, the joy and companionship the children provide are immeasurable.  Preventive focuses its efforts on collaborative programs within local community Head Start Programs.  In this Program, the children are willing participants with the parents being encouraged to get involved in assisting at the various events. Head Start staff and parents are ideal volunteers for the Program, and often otherwise at long term care facilities, limiting the need for additional staff at the facility.

 

During these visits, the two groups participate in a variety of activities including craft projects, coloring contests, sing-a-longs, sharing and telling stories, and many games.  The participants share in several special events throughout the year, such as holiday luncheons.  Residents who look forward to visits and correspondence from their “foster grandchildren” show more positive attitudes and memory improvement than the non-participating residents. 

 

Preventive’s mission is to assist operators of health care facilities establish their own PAC Preschool/Senior Companion Program. Information for operators to establish this program is available for FREE for those that which to establish this Program, including How to Establish and Activity Agenda. Contact Tim at SeniorConsult@aol.com for more information.




 

 

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