Greenfield Senior Living Adopts a Classroom for the 2016/2017 School Year.
Greenfield partners with The Child & Family Network Centers to provide schooling for low-income children in the Alexandria area for the 2016/2017 school year. This partnership involves adopting a classroom of 16 bi-lingual preschool students and providing them with the proper tools they need to succeed. The average family income for those in the classroom is $24,762.
The funding that Greenfield Senior Living is providing will go towards books, school supplies, food, basic healthcare, and staff salaries. Greenfield is also offering the unique opportunity for intergenerational programming by bringing together the children and the residents from nearby Greenfield communities. This interaction between opposing generations offers a fun and rewarding experience for all involved, giving seniors a sense of purpose to further enrich their lives. For seniors with dementia or other cognitive impairments, engaging with children is known to increase positive experiences and even help them perform better on memory tests. The children will also benefit from having a positive role model and will generally experience an increase in basic skills such as communication, problem-solving, and reading comprehension. Connecting our wisest and newest generations is fundamental to our growing society, and something that Greenfield values and supports.
“We feel honored to be in a position where we can positively give back and help to achieve real good in the world. It’s something that’s at the core of every Greenfield employee, and we truly take pride in the opportunity to make a difference,” says Jonathan Barbieri, Vice President of Marketing at Greenfield Senior Living.
Greenfield Senior Living plans to support and encourage the students in any way possible. From a renovation of the classroom, to incorporating technology in their everyday learning, Greenfield team members will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of these four year old children. Greenfield Senior Living believes that to accomplish our mission and to live our core values, we must serve not only our residents, but the community as a whole.