Intergenerational Easter Egg Hunt with Seniors and Preschoolers

Seniors from the Oak Park Arms joined kids from Kindness Creators preschool for an Easter egg hunt around the Oak Park Arms Senior Living Community on Thursday, March 21. In addition, the Easter Bunny was on hand for photos with kids and seniors.

“Our residents had a blast searching for eggs with their preschool friends,” said Renee Steingard, director of leasing and resident engagement at the Oak Park Arms. “This egg hunt has become a heart-warming tradition with our young neighbors in the building. The intergenerational interaction between seniors and preschoolers is truly special.”

Although it is unclear where exactly the egg hunt tradition stems from, eggs and bunnies are symbolic of spring and rebirth. Birds tend to lay their eggs in the spring, and rabbits are very fertile animals whose babies are known to scurry about this time of year.

Just as these symbols have turned into tradition, the intergenerational egg hunt has become an anticipated event within the community.

Kindness Creators Intergenerational Preschool is a private, Intergenerational Program that offers a unique opportunity for younger and older generations to interact and build meaningful relationships through a balance of free play, exercise, social learning, and academics.

Seniors report they don’t think about their age when in the company of young children. The youngsters bring a sense of vitality and fun, and the focus shifts to living in the moment.

Easter Egg Hunt Photo Gallery

Oak Park Arms Senior Living is a rental retirement community that provides senior housing in the form of independent living. A licensed home care agency is onsite to provide support services for seniors. An award-winning adult day care program is located inside the Arms. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month, or longer.

For more information, call 708-386-4040.