The Giving Tree

 
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The Giving Tree Intergenerational Preschool Program offers older adults (whom we call Grandfriends) and children (Grandkids) the opportunity to interact through a medium that is familiar and comfortable. Our Bloom in Music curriculum provides structured interaction developed by highly trained therapists who specialize in childhood development through end of life care. Our curriculum is especially designed to create lasting memories through singing, dancing, and instrument play.  Recently, this program was featured on CBS 46 in their Positively Georgia segment. You can catch that clip HERE! We were also nominated for a Groundbreaker’s Award in Atlanta Magazine for our work in intergenerational programming. To view that article, click HERE!

Research shows that intergenerational programs benefit older adults as it aids in decreasing feelings of isolation and depression in older adults, steadies heart rates, and promotes a longer and happier quality of life. In children, the research shows that they more quickly advance in social development and lessen the stigma around older adults and aging. 

We offer TWO 30-minute options designed to have maximum attendance from preschoolers at your facility to provide the most interaction with residents that culminate each semester with a performance open to parents of Grandkids, children of Grandfriends, and friends and partners in the community. 


Programs run in 3 semesters, Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (June-July/early August).


Option 1: Preschool Partners  

We will help partner you with a local preschool that can transport its students to your facility. This is a great option because it offers consistency in attendance with students who are of similar ages (4-6). Teachers help to facilitate interactions with your residents and Grandkids independently interact!

Option 2: Drop-in 

This program reaches out to your local community to invite stay-at-home parents and their children to your facility. Its fun to watch moms help their little ones develop relationships with your residents for whom they want to come back and participate in other events at your facility!

Summer 2019 Drop In Locations:

Arbor Terrace Crabapple

12200 Crabapple Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Wednesdays 10:15-10:45 - 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

Fridays 10:30-11:00 - 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

Arbor Terrace Johns Creek

3180 Karen White Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024 

Mondays 9:45-10:15 - 5/20, NO CLASS 5/27 (MEMORIAL DAY), 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

Brookdale Chambrel

1000 Applewood Dr, Roswell, GA 30076

Tuesdays 11:00-11:30 - 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6

The Memory Center

12050 Findley Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097 

Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 - 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

Arbor Terrace Burnt Hickory

920 Burnt Hickory Rd NW, Marietta, GA 30064 

Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 - 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 


Resident Testimonial - Assisted Living

Care Giver Testimonial - Memory Care


For more information, please contact our Director of Senior Services, Andrea VerBurg, at Andrea@TheGeorgeCenter.com or call 678-701-1203.