Bringing Older and Younger Generations Together
Established in 1989, this state-of-the-art facility was the FIRST in the state of Illinois to open an onsite Intergenerational Adult/Child Day Center. Since Young at Heart Center is located within the same building as Libertyville Manor, the access to gather the youngest and oldest ages together provides a setting that supports the concepts of Intergenerational programming. This program, titled B.G.G. or Bridging the Generation Gap, consists of children ages 2-6 years and older adults participating in activities. The age groups meet weekly on an ongoing basis to enjoy interactions and activities during a supervised gathering. Art, gardening, bubbles, and music are only a few examples of the planned themes these two groups enjoy.
Young at Heart Center and Libertyville Manor host four annual special Intergenerational events:
- Family Picnic
- Ice Cream Social
- Fall Festival
These events incorporate staff, children, seniors, and their families in a social gathering. Inviting families and the community into our center provides an opportunity to see what intergenerational programming offers. This program was the first in the state of Illinois to open a center within an extended care facility.
If you would like to learn more about our intergenerational program, please dial (847) 367-6110 today!