The intergenerational program at Willson House is one of the first of its kind in Oregon and since 1985 it’s been a place for generations to learn and grow together. On a normal day, seniors drop in at the Child Development Center to visit, read books, make crafts, sing songs, or share stories with the children. The children make daily visits to Willson House and Jason Lee to share activities with the residents.
Whether it’s a Tea Party or an impromptu activity, the residents look forward to interacting with the children. Studies show that seniors who are exposed to intergenerational activities have more positive attitudes and memory improvements than the non-participating residents. The sound of a child’s laughter and the unconditional love children give are just two of the many benefits the seniors at Willson House enjoy.
On September 10th at 3:00pm bring a friend and come to Willson House for a fun afternoon of tea, snacks, laughter and lots of fun! Wearing a fancy hat to the Tea Party is optional… wanting to have fun with children is all that’s required. Call us at 503.585.6511 for more information.