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Seniors and Kids Get Care Together at VCU

By Agazit Asihel
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, VA – VCU’s MCV hospital offers an innovative approach to child care that allows children to enjoy activities with senior citizens.

“Oh and with the children, we go visit the children at least once a week, and we all have our own little class, and our own little people,” Laura Shaver, an adult day program participant, said.

Patricia Moon, director of VCU’s Family Care Services, says the program aims to improve the way the elderly interact with the community.

“It was like, what can we do for more adults, can we make sure that they are not relegated to a period of isolation, but they’re continuing to be a part of society,” Moon said.

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