Seniors Tutor Students at Retirement Community With a School
Last week, we talked about a senior center that morphed into a multigenerational center, allowing kids and older people to interact, rather than segregating the seniors from the community. Now, how about an entire retirement community that does that?
In a slideshow about niche retirement communities, CNBC.com profiles NewBridge on the Charles, a retirement community in Dedham, MA, run by Hebrew SeniorLife. Right there on campus is the Rashi School.
Rashi is a school with 300 students that goes from kindergarten to the eighth grade, and the retirees and the children get a mutually beneficial relationship out of the deal. According to the NewBridge website, “the young people bring liveliness and joy into the community, the residents in turn spend hours reading, tutoring and participating in learning activities with the students.”
Here are some previous OurParents posts about niche retirement communities, including one on a yacht.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.