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August 5, 2022

Fox Run Senior Living to Celebrate Back-to-School Season

Category: Senior Living

Author: Katarina Vrhovac, Regional Resident Services Coordinator

At Fox Run Senior Living, we are always excited to celebrate the Back-to-School season! Partnering with local schools is typically a year-long effort, but there is a special focus on the time when most students are heading back to the classroom- whether in person or virtually. We have partnered with Kettering High School. Our residents find it easy to relate to school outreach efforts as many of them can recall a time when they returned to school as well.

Fostering these relationships helps build a sense of community among students, teachers, residents, and staff. There are plenty of advantages to intergenerational activities- such as decreasing the social and economic isolation so many seniors feel. Research has shown that seniors’ health, memory, and balance can benefit from volunteering regularly with children. Not only do these relationships benefit the older generations, but also the younger ones as well. Studies have also shown that children who interact with elders are less likely than others to start illegal drug use, will more likely have improved communication with their parents, and are less likely to experience depression. Lastly, these experiences can create timeless memories for both the seniors and children involved, such as making a new friend, trying a new game or activity, or listening to stories of each other’s life.

We at Fox Run Senior Living are excited to form a brand-new partnership with Kettering High School. We are also looking forward to forming a relationship with Fairborn High School and the excitement of bringing intergenerational engagement to our programming! Our plans to bring this vision to life involve kicking off the school year with Fox Run residents welcoming students back on their first day.

It is so important to show support to our local schools with all that is going on in society. Elders can be a huge source of support to students. Life is filled with so many unknowns! Our residents can share their experiences and stories that can help guide students throughout their life.

There are so many benefits to having residents of senior living communities form relationships with local high schools. The biggest benefit is it breaks the stereotype that students often have toward older adults. High school students and elders have so much to offer one another. Students can gain perspective and life advice from our residents and in return our residents can gain perspective from the students, in regard to the current culture they are navigating.

Fox Run Senior Living will continue to show their support in a lot of different ways this Back-to-School season and throughout the school year. 

Fox Run Senior Living in Fairborn, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Fox Run include dining at Grissom’s Restaurant, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Peacefully located just east of Hwy 675 with convenient access to local shopping and attractions.

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