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Residents make friends across generations

In September, Wichita Presbyterian Manor welcomed the intergenerational playgroup back to the community. Independent living residents enjoyed lots of hands-on activities with children from a few weeks to 5 years old.

Sarah Eastman-Olivas, parent involvement specialist for the Wichita Public Schools Parents as Teachers program, brought a variety of activities for the kids and residents to do together. After playing, they gathered around for story time and snack.

The PAT program is an international early childhood parent education and family support program. This no-cost program serves families from pregnancy until kindergarten. It offers personalized visits, group connections, screenings and a resource network.

The residents truly enjoyed interacting with their young guests, as you can see from the smiles in the pictures. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it had been two years since Presbyterian Manor last hosted the intergenerational playgroup. Everyone enjoyed the “reunion,” and we look forward to hosting some of our littlest guests next time.

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