OMAHA - Gerontology students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and students from Omaha South High Magnet School’s “Characters in Action” will be teaming up to put on a Olympic Games service learning event for the Intercultural Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The Intercultural Senior Center Olympics will take place at its new location, 3019 R St., from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. and not only feature games for seniors, such as bowling, musical chairs and ring toss, but also an opportunity for students to learn about the 12 native countries of Intercultural Senior Center residents.
The national anthems of each of the countries will be played before the start of the games.
While the games are closed to the public, media are welcome to attend the day’s events.
Throughout the fall semester, students from Lyn Holley’s “Programs and Services for the Elderly” course have been working with South High School students to set up the Nov. 19 event.
As a largely underserved portion of the U.S. population, adults over the age of 65 do not regularly interact with younger generations. The goal of the UNO Department of Gerontology is to bridge that gap and encourage multi-generational dialogue and engagement.
- UNO students and their teachers
- Preschool-through-high school students and their teachers
- Community organizations and their members
Through these service-learning partnerships, P-16 brings the classroom into the community through application of education to find solutions to real-life problems.
For more information, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or email@example.com.
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