WATCH: Connecting Senior Teens with Senior Adults
With Eric and John Peterson, co-founders Seniors4Seniors
Learn how the Seniors4Seniors.org organization, based in Colorado serves to establish meaning connections between high school students and senior members of the community living in assisted living facilities and senior communities. Eric Peterson and his father John began this program in late 2019. They describe the interaction of teens learning from career experiences of senior adults, building valuable skills, fulfilling community service requirements, and making long-lasting connections well beyond graduation.
Eric and John explain how Covid-19 has changed the way the senior and youth advocates interact, the guidelines that are set in place to ensure safety, and the Distinguished Fellows of Seniors4Seniors.