United For Seniors Program

United For Seniors Program

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United for Seniors is an intergenerational program that connects college students with an elder companion. The program is a collaboration between the United Way of Broward County, The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County and Broward College.

 

Participating college students are partnered with an elderly companion where they have the ability to learn new skills, gain practical experience, understanding and insight.

 

Seniors who join the program can experience a reduction in feelings of isolation and loneliness, and an increased sense of purpose when they share their skills and experience. In addition, they are also able to learn from their college companion.