Generational Warfare Is a Media Myth: Seniors and Kids Need Each

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 9.00.38 PM By Michael D. Eisner and Marc Freeman

(Reprinted from the Huffington Post)

A public school in a gritty, industrial city, with most of its students growing up in poverty, but with scores near the top of educational performance

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Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 8.16.51 PMSpeaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of Read the rest

Mentoring youth promotes cognitive gains in older adults

Mentoring youth promotes cognitive gains in older adults - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Carlson, M.C. et al. (2009). Evidence for Neurocognitive Plasticity in At-Risk Older Adults: The Experience Corps Program. Journal of  Gerontology  64A (12): 1275-1282.

Posted by Tim Parsons-JHU

Older adults who tutored children or took part in some other form of Read the rest