The Kipling Early Learning and Child Care Centre in Toronto is located under the same roof as Kipling Acres Long Term Care Home. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning preschool aged children share a ‘move and groove’ session with the older people. >> Read more
Locating daycare centres in nursing homes for older people is a growing trend especially in countries like the United States, Canada and Japan.
Simon Biggs, a British professor of Gerontology and Social Policy, refers to this kind of initiatives as ‘generationally intelligent’ spaces, defined as those spaces in the community that allow different generational groups to meet, interact and negotiate the shared use of the environment.
Today, we celebrate the ‘EU Day of Solidarity between Generations’ with the launch of our new TOY website! Together Old and Young (TOY) promotes bringing young children and older people together.