St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care is a facility that that offers care on different levels so that it is tailored to the needs of the client. As part of the facility, St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care includes a childcare program. Children involved in childcare at the facility are separated into eight different classrooms based on age. In those classrooms the children are nurtured to grow creatively and educationally in a safe environment. Activities that the children participate in are scheduled by the staff in the Childcare Program and often include arts and crafts, hands-on activities and music therapy. As part of the mission of the agency, children are often incorporated in activities with the participants in the Adult Day Program offered on site. St. Ann's Intergenerational program brings clients of all ages together for planned and informal activities. Children benefit from positive one-on-one attention from nurturing, caring adults, and adults gain a sense of purpose by sharing wisdom and skills with children. Adults talk and smile more as they remember their own childhood and their children. They also participate more in activities. Adults and children look forward to these special times when they share and learn from one another. The mission of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is to provide community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults and to serve as a resource and support for caregivers. The Center, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, reflects Franciscan values in meeting the spiritual, psychological, social and physical needs of all who participate regardless of faith, culture or ability to pay.
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