Fifth Graders Learn a Bit About Aging at Eldercare Summit
80 Lincoln-Hubbard fifth grade students participated in a creative program bringing older and younger people together to help students understand the aging process. Half of the students played musical bingo with older adults while the other half attended a sensitivity session, then they switched workshops. The sensitivity sessions used role playing and props to describe the effects of aging to the fifth graders. They wore eyeglasses smeared with Vaseline to simulate blurred vision as well as plastic gloves with taped fingers to demonstrate the difficulties of arthritis. The musical bingo session transformed the traditional bingo into a unique and interactive game where music proved to be a fantastic common ground for the two age groups.
NJ.com, March 15, 2010
Written By: Liz Keill