Meeting intergenerational needs through service learning

Deborah Natvig

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Abstract

This service-learning project provided a venue for university students majoring in business administration to learn about the successful aging process while contributing to a positive quality of life for retirees living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The project provided the retirees an opportunity to learn computer skills that helped them engage in desired leisure time and business activities. Student insights into the teaching experience and the learning outcomes of the retirees are reported. The positive response of students and retirees to the service-learning project reinforces the benefit of out-of-classroom experiences in preparing students for future employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-586
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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