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August 5, 2022

Kingsland Walk Senior Living to Celebrate Back-to-School Season

Category: Senior Living

Author: Emma Wray

Fostering these relationships helps build a sense of community among students, teachers, residents, and staff. There are plenty of advantages to intergenerational activities- such as decreasing the social and economic isolation so many seniors feel. Research has shown that seniors’ health, memory, and balance can benefit from volunteering regularly with children. Not only do these relationships benefit the older generations, but also the younger ones as well. Studies have also shown that children who interact with elders are less likely than others to start illegal drug use, will more likely have improved communication with their parents, and are less likely to experience depression. Lastly, these experiences can create timeless memories for both the seniors and children involved, such as making a new friend, trying a new game or activity, or listening to stories of each other’s life.

Over the past couple years, we have partnered with both Flynn Park Elementary and Pershing Elementary in the University City School District. We’re broadening our scope this year by getting involved with University City High School. This upcoming school year, we plan on partnering with the librarians from the elementary schools to get our residents involved in storytelling with students and even volunteering. University City High School has a “Red Carpet Event” on the first day of school where members of the community welcome the students on the first day, so our residents will be participating in the event also!

Teachers are the power of the community. They quite literally shape young minds! Supporting teachers really does help the community for generations to come. We need to invest in our educators and make sure they have the resources they need to be successful. All the classes’ wish lists in University City Schools can be found on TeacherLists.com

Instead of supporting just one school, make sure to support the district. Pick a different school for each event or idea and that creates even more connections. Every school related event we have done has been with a different school in the district.

Kingsland Walk Senior Living will continue to show their support in a lot of different ways this Back-to-School season and throughout the school year. 

At Kingsland Walk Senior Living, we are always excited to celebrate the Back-to-School season! Partnering with local schools is typically a year-long effort, but there is a special focus on the time when most students are heading back to the classroom- whether in person or virtually. We have partnered with Flynn Park Elementary and Pershing Elementary in the University City School District. Our residents find it easy to relate to school outreach efforts as many of them can recall a time when they returned to school as well.

Kingsland Walk Senior Living in University City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Maybellene’s Restaurant, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and comfortable community living spaces. Located in the heart of University City just one block North of Delmar Boulevard with convenient access to the vibrant dining and shopping on The Loop and within minutes of St. Louis’s greatest attractions, including Forest Park, the Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and more!

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