Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to The Marvin’s intergenerational program Under One Roof, which is celebrating 20 years of enriching the lives of both seniors and preschool children by providing core services for living and learning. Based in East Norwalk, The Marvin is a national model, offering affordable housing and support services to 195 seniors who interact regularly with 3- and 4-year olds attending Marvin’s full-day school readiness preschool program, as well as 2nd and 4th graders who visit from Marvin Elementary School.
Research shows that intergenerational engagement benefits both groups, specifically in the areas of literacy and language development, cognition, social/emotional skills, and physical development.
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