Why there is so much happiness in this long-term care home that doubles as a Grade 6 classroom – CBC

Saskatoon residence is a ‘community where people thrive,’ CEO says

Dec 18, 2022

It’s time for learning circle. Eleven-year-old Rachel Molnar is wrangling more guests for her Grade 6 classroom.

But those participants aren’t other Grade 6 students.

That’s because Molnar is a student in a classroom inside Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon.

She and other students like her are spending the year in iGen, an intergenerational classroom where students and residents exchange wisdom and knowledge with each other Monday through Friday.

“I love the energy, I love seeing everyone so happy,” Rachel said. “Everyone is so welcoming.”

This program and others at Sherbrooke work to “alleviate the plagues of the human spirit” one senior — or elder, as they are called here — at a time, said CEO Kim Schmidt.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/long-term-care-eden-alternative-saskatoon-1.6688496

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