For over 3 years now, little faces in the Village have instantly brought a smile to our faces! Mother Nature Preschool opened their doors in their new location in Chinook Village on January 7, 2019.
Intergenerational programming has many benefits for both seniors and children, and we continue to be thrilled to be the first residence in Medicine Hat to offer this collaboration, working towards bridging the generational gap. Our residents will benefit from the spontaneity that comes with children, alleviating boredom.
The children’s energy, curiosity and warmth are soaked up by our residents and the effect is noticeable. In turn, our residents share the wisdom of their years, reinforcing manners, patience, kindness and important social skills.
The unconditional love that emanates from these relationships is remarkable and heartwarming.While the Preschool is part of Chinook Village and intergenerational activities are foremost in mind, the Preschool itself is in a separate but adjoined building within Chinook.
There are no suites directly adjacent to the Preschool, so no residents need to worry about any noise. Also, the children will always be accompanied by staff when in the Village, respectful and mindful that they are in someone’s home.