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The Grandfriends Project -- A Program Creating Friendships Across the Generations Martin Kimeldorf, the author

Introduction to the Student Materials


The following lessons and materials have been excerpted from Kimeldorf's new book THE GRANDFRIENDS PROJECT and its related teacher guide PROJECT LEADER'S GUIDE FOR THE GRANDFRIENDS PROJECT and are provided here with the permission of the publisher, Lane Stiles, a forward thinking leader at Fairview Press.


"THE GRANDFRIENDS PROJECT,
A Program Creating Friendships Across the Generations."

These lessons offer background information about why people live in nursing homes, aging awareness, as well as rules and regulations to be followed. Lessons are supported by journal writing prompts. In addition, later chapters addressing careers and online research have been provided; a sample student report is also included. Currently, I have uploaded about five chapters from the book. These include individual lessons (chapters) and the supporting student assignments (worksheets).

To help you plan for your program consult material from the companion book "PROJECT LEADER'S GUIDE FOR THE GRANDFRIENDS PROJECT, A Program Creating Friendships Across The Generations" which includes tips, strategies, and forms.
 

Materials Available:

01 - About the Grandfriend Project
Read how the Grandfriend Project began. Eight years ago I took 15 kids each week to a nursing home and a retirement community. Out of this evolved these lessons which can be easily adapted to any age or ability level.

02 - Introduction to the Student Workbook
This document is the introduction (to the student) from the Grandfriend Project student workbook. It discusses how the student might benefit from working with older people.

03 - Table of Contents, The Grandfriend Project
This document contains the table of contents for the student workbook (Grandfriend Project). The complete title for the workbook is "THE GRANDFRIENDS PROJECT, A Program Creating Friendships Across The Generations." This workbook contains lessons about why people live in nursing homes, aging awareness, rules and regulations to be followed. Each lesson or chapter excerpted from the book has a companion student assignment or worksheet. The table of contents is marked so you know which ones have been included free online.

04 - Sample Student Report
Students in the Grandfriend Project can earn a social studies credit if they complete a report. This is a sample (3 page) report written by one of my students. It gives a good overview of the project.

05 - Chapter 1 -- Boot Camp
This is the first chapter in The Grandfriend Project. It is called Boot Camp because the issues of aging and moving into a nursing home are first introduced in this chapter.

06 - Assignment #1
This is the assignment which goes with chapter 1 of The Grandfriend Project. It is in a worksheet format. You can easily adapt it to discussion, seminar or some other approach.

07 - Chapter 2 -- Changing as we age
This chapter describes the physical and mental changes associated with aging. In part, it explains some of the reasons people in nursing home may appear sad or angry. It also talks about how one can learn to cope.

08 - Assignment #2
This is the second assignment which goes with the second chapter in The Grandfriend Project.

09 - Chapter 3 -- Rules, Regulations, & Precautions for Homes
This chapter describes the typical rules, regulations, and precautions which are found in most nursing homes. This chapter works well with the training and orientation you may receive at a care facility.

10 - Assignment #3 -- Rules and Suggestions
This is the third assignment which goes with the third chapter in The Grandfriend Project.

11 - Chapter 8 -- Researching the topic of aging online
This is the 8th chapter in The Grandfriend Project. It was selected because it provides information about gathering research data using CD-ROMs and the Internet. The concept of keywords is discussed. A short story describes how a young man in a wheelchair explored his world electronically. This story has been widely circulated on the net.

12 - Assignment #8
This assignment goes with the 8th chapter about researching aging online.

13 - Chapter 9 -- Stages in Aging
Chapter 9 in The Grandfriend Project lays out a potential developmental sequence for aging. Instead of lumping all older people into one pile, it shows that people go through different stages just as when they were younger and went from infancy through childhood to become teenagers or young adults.

14 - Assignment #9
Assignment #9 goes with the 9th chapter in Grandfriends Project.

15 - Chapter 11 -- Careers in Geriatrics
Chapter 11 describes various work options in the geriatric field. It ranges from entry level care-gives up to administrators and specialists in rehabilitation.

16 - Assignment #11
This assignment goes with Chapter 11, about Careers in the geriatric field.

17 - Journals about Grandfriends
This document contains sample journal prompts for students in the Grandfriend Project. The journals correlate with the chapters.


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