Engaging Youth Pilots to Engage with Seniors and...
In response to this growing generation gap as well as a rise in social isolation, Cycling Without Age Singapore (CWA) developed a pilot program which encompasses an innovative service-learning pedagogy. Research indicates a strong relationship between social connectedness and well-being. As well, research shows time spent in community also has a favorable impact on our health and well-being. In particular, studies have shown scientifically significant increases in health and happiness when time is spent outdoors in green spaces. We also know that as one ages, the risk for isolation increases. Opportunities and access to green spaces and social interactions become much more limited for seniors.
Tags:Ageing and ElderlyHealth and Well-being
By: Kristine SCHAAN, Victoria WONG
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019