Thursday, July 26, 2007

Partnering Seniors and Schools

Seniors and schools could work well together. Most families have two parents that work, so trying to arrange time off to go on fieldtrips or help out in the classroom is difficult. Seniors have more time available during school hours. As well, seniors have the knowledge and experience that could really bring history alive for students. In turn, schools have great resources like new computer labs that could be of benefit to seniors. Perhaps the kids teach the seniors how to design a webpage and the seniors teach the kids how things were done "in their day." A mutually beneficial relationship is a longer lasting one and I think schools have something to offer to seniors and visa versa.

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