Reverse mentoring in nursing homes

IdeaSpies Dutch nursing home

Residential and Care Centre Humanities, a Dutch nursing home, has established a programme providing free rent to university students in exchange for 30 hours a month of their time with their aged residents. The programme has meant students in their early twenties sharing lives with residents in their eighties and nineties. As part of their volunteer agreement, the students also spend time teaching residents new skills – like how to email and use social media.

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