I want to volunteer at nursing home w/my 5 yr old (once monthly). Maybe bring refreshments and help w/activities. Any suggestions on approach?
We live away from my extended family and my daughter doesn’t get to interact with seniors, really. I think it would be a rewarding thing for both of us to do and foresee it as something we could continue to do as she grows up. I have been a caregiver for an elderly relative who is now deceased and my grandmother helped to raise me. I don’t want my daughter to miss out on knowing more elderly generations. Moreover, I really don’t want her to have biases against or be scared of senior citizens and people who may have physical and/or mental challenges. I thought the younger the better so that we just develop relationships. I don’t have rose-colored glasses on about this. I know it can be disturbing for young people but I really want for us to be able to look beyond all of that and perhaps build relationships with people who may be lonely.