publication . Thesis . 1999

Assessing an Intergenerational Horticulture Therapy Program for Elderly Adults and Preschool Children

Predny, Mary Lorraine;
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  • Published: 02 Apr 1999
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The goal of this research project was to determine if introducing intergenerational interactions would supplement or detract from the use of horticulture as a therapeutic tool when working with elderly adults and preschool children. The program was set up to compare independent group activities with intergenerational activities. A group of elderly adults in the University Adult Day Service and a group of preschool children in the University Child Development Laboratory School took part in both separate age group and intergenerational activities. There were three sessions each week: one for the children's group, a second one for the elderly adults' group, and a t...
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