SENIORS ARE COOL VIDEO PROGRAM
WHATAn 11 minute resource video teaching school children how to dispel misconceptions about seniors.
WHYTo change inaccurate attitudes about older adults and to help combat ageism.
WHERE Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative Manitoba Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat.
The Seniors are Cool Video Program is a great tool which can be used to increase awareness about seniors, teach kids about seniors, dispel myths about seniors, and as an intergenerational learning resource.
The Seniors are Cool video can be viewed online and free copies are also available along with a resource guide.
Topics covered by the Seniors are Cool Video Program include:
Myth #1:"Old people are helpless and slow"
Myth #2:"Older people really don't like kids"
Myth #3:"You can't learn anything from old people"
Myth #4:"Older people are retired and don't have anything fun to do"
Myth #5:"Seniors aren't cool"
More Teaching Youth about the Value of Seniors Programs:
Friends of the Elderly Transition Year Program - Irish students learn about Irish history through the lives of elderly "back in the day" and receive school credit. This senior sensitivity training not is only educational but increases awareness of seniors.
Value Education Program on Age Care Program - Adding aging awareness and senior sensitivity training into Indian school curriculums.
Intergenerational (Seniors and Youth) Activity Programs - Several different intergenerational social activity programs