In Norwalk Public Schools, an innovation physical educator tried something new.
By partnering with a local senior living community, physical education class became multi-generational once per week. For the duration of the academic school year, seventh grade students led seniors in age-appropriate movement. Students took ownership of the program, and seniors began scheduling around the school visit to ensure they could attend.
This opportunity to connect was mutually beneficial, and extended benefits of physical, social, and psychological health to both age groups. Read more about the program here.