Two precious groups, one day care solution

  • Article by: HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 27, 2011 - 7:44 PM

An innovative program at the Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville merges senior and child care.

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stotraJun. 28, 11 7:03 AM

Although it doesn't have the same level of interaction as Ebenezer Ridges, St. Andrews in Mahtomedi also has a daycare in the same building as it's eldercare program. My children would come home from preschool sharing stories of visiting with their "grandfriends" who lived upstairs. It was great!

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jcw1370Jun. 28, 11 7:29 AM

This sounds so wonderful. Wish there was an option like this in Eagan. Our elders should not be hidden away.

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mrdaveJun. 28, 11 8:43 AM

This is an outstanding idea and one that is long overdue. Elderly citizens helping out with child care was the way things were for thousands of years. Only recently did we start paying corporations thousands of dollars every month to hide them away. They need to be a part of our society, as they were meant to be, for everyone's benefit.

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sinks88Jun. 28, 11 9:33 AM

Why in the world would anyone dislike any of these comments? Im constantly amazed at the people around me with the negitivity! Anyway, This is a really beautiful thing, and wish that more and more communities will wake up and relize that we are throwing out the old like a bad laptop!

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geckojayJun. 28, 1111:27 AM

Talk about a win/win situation, I just LOVE this idea. Wish there was something like this in my town.

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mnmaggiemnJun. 30, 11 5:02 AM

Awesome. The only think I wasnt excited about is when the parent said their child has lots of grandmas and grandpas to play with. I like the idea of grandfriends...I just feel as though family is sacred, not everyone has to be the child's family. I love this program though. This is amazing, teaches children to love and respect the elderly while bringing some sunshine to the lives of some elderly that may never actually get to see their families. Awesome, keep it up:)

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jasonsheehanJul. 1, 11 9:52 AM

Katie is super friendly with the elderly in the general public. She's quick to make friends and isn't the slightest bit shy or uncofortable around walkers or wheelchairs. I'm just glad we met Ellen and learned about the program when we did. I really hope Ebenezer wins the Eisner Prize. The program and the staff really do deserve the recognition.

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mollyrryanJul. 11, 1111:06 AM

Eagan does have a program kind of like this ~ Intergenerational Learning Center. The kids go visit the residents of the senior living center and do projects with them.

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