USciences OT Students Visit The Quadrangle for Intergenerational Training

Published on January 31, 2017

Recently, residents at the The Quadrangle, a Sunrise Senior Living Community, were involved in a 10-week intergenerational learning program with occupational therapy doctoral students from University of the Sciences.

Assistant Professors Adele Breen-Franklin OTD, JD, OTR/L (daughter-in-law of Quadrangle resident Claire Franklin) and Wendy Fox, MOT, OTR/L were inspired to launch this program when they recognized that there are very few OT intergenerational clinical rotations. Breen-Franklin and Fox worked with Janet Salerno, director of the independent living and wellness center, in order to introduce the Generation-to-Generation Project.

Eighteen students visited The Quadrangle to practice and receive critique on their bedside manner and conversational techniques. Quadrangle residents looked forward to seeing the students each week, and the students built meaningful connections with the seniors. Quadrangle residents recently hosted a breakfast to wish the students luck as they continue their studies. The Quadrangle is looking forward to working with a new group of students next semester.

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