Our School Visitation program brings together junior elementary school students and nursing home seniors. Through class trips to senior care facilities, students learn valuable life skills and gain understanding and compassion for seniors. Seniors appreciate the companionship and share their stories of life. Together they learn from each other and form unique and rewarding friendships.
While still in its infancy, our school visitation program is quickly building support and receiving accolades and encouragement from the schools and nursing facilities that have participated. S.K.I.P. is an important learning vehicle for young students and instills caring, compassion, understanding and respect for the elderly. Nursing Home Managers report that S.K.I.P. visits put a smile on the face of residents and gives them focus and fun.
S.K.I.P. acts as a liasion between participating schools and the destination nursing facilities. Our goal is to coordinate S.K.I.P. visits, help guide teachers and nursing care staff and establish the S.K.I.P. Program in other areas.