Watch What Magical Things Happen When You Put A Preschool Inside A Nursing Home

Jan 4, 2016 By Mary Madsen

Although they're on opposites sides of the human life cycle, the young and the elderly have much to learn from one another. The liveliness and optimism of young people often invigorates the older folks, while elders usually have copious experience and wisdom to impart. Studies have shown that prolonged interaction with caring adults results in children with higher self-esteem and more developed emotional and social skills, as well as better grades. For the elderly, who overwhelmingly suffer from isolation and loneliness, less depression and physical illness along with higher life satisfaction was reported by those who spent time with young people.

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