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The lure of intergenerational learning

  • Featuring: Joan Whitley & Charlene Boyd
  • Date Submitted: Aug 17, 2023
  • Location: Providence Mount St. Vincent.

Joan was encouraged to apply for a new position as child care director at what was then the new Intergenerational Learning Center at Providence Mount St. Vincent, a skilled nursing facility and preschool. Initially, there was resistance about mixing kids with seniors, but they quickly saw the value of having these two generations interact. This successful Intergenerational Learning Center program has become a model for similar programs worldwide. Edit credit: Mike Addis


  • Joan Whitley
  • Charlene Boyd
  • Providence Mount St. Vincent
  • The Mount
  • Leadership
  • Intergenerational Learning Center
  • Skilled Nursing 
  • Preschool