A demonstration intergenerational service-learning model was developed to improve the well-being of elderly nursing home residents. The model involved collaboration of four community agencies and integration of students' learning about aging with visits to the elderly. Ten college students visited 20 elderly nursing home residents and interacted with them socially for one semester. This interaction resulted in substantial improvements in the residents' psychosocial and physical conditions and in the students' perceptions of aging. The model shows promise of replicability in other communities.
Newman, Sally, "The Development of an Intergenerational Service-Learning Program at a Nursing Home" (1985). Intergenerational. 48.