Riverside Care and Rehab elders enjoying crafts with campers.
“Camp and the kids, who come to know our elders on a first-name basis, creates that spontaneity. Seeing a kid’s imagination, inspires our residents,” Angie McAllister, Signature’s Director of Cultural Transformation, said.
Whether a day at camp is an activity with elders and kids interacting together or separately, the spontaneity and joyful energy brought into each center by the kids is infectious. The Eden Alternative Principle #5 speaks of spontaneity and how this industry needs to create an environment in which unexpected things can take place.