Summerland Middle School students and residents at Summerland Seniors Village have been meeting together over the past eight years. The intergenerational program started as a literacy project

Intergenerational experience

Summerland Middle School students and residents at Summerland Seniors Village have been meeting together over the past eight years.

Summerland Middle School students and residents at Summerland Seniors Village have been meeting together over the past eight years. The intergenerational program started as a literacy project, with students reading to the seniors, but it soon became a social function and a time for dialogue between the students and seniors. There are 26 students and 15 seniors participating. Some of the residents of Summerland Seniors Village have been participating for the entire time the program has run.