The Elder Service Partner Program — 2015 Program of Distinction Designee
The Elder Service Partner Program is an intergenerational service-learning experience for students enrolled in GERO 232 Sociology of Aging at Messiah College, a private college in Pennsylvania. Students are paired with an Elder Service Partner (ESP) in completing two types of service. First, students join their ESP in fulfilling obligations their ESPs have already made to their communities at food pantries, service organizations, etc. Second, students also conduct interviews with their ESPs in order to create a chapter of a life story, which is presented to their ESPs at our celebratory reception at the end of the semester.
Originally published at generationsunited.blogspot.com on July 06, 2015.