As director of child care at senior living provider Ebenezer, Jody Schumann is passionate about bringing together children and older adults. “It gives the seniors a sense of purpose,” she said.
Currently, Ebenezer is working to develop The Pillars of Prospect Park, a 283-residence independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. It will have all the amenities—club room, theater, fitness center, bistro—and it will have a little something more as well. An onsite childcare center will accommodate up to 100 kids ranging in age from infant to pre-kindergarten. In keeping with past practice at other communities, Ebenezer expects that residents will serve as volunteer “grand-friends” to play with and nurture the kids.