Memory Bridge Classroom Experience

Memory Bridge has developed a service learning curriculum that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to communicate meaningfully with individuals with Alzheimer's disease. This innovative program cultivates social and emotional skills and provides substantive interdisciplinary content for middle and high school students. During the intergenerational visits, students apply classroom lessons to develop real-world friendships.

Click on the images below to read true stories from the Bridge.

All you need is love Bird Lady Diminuendo Eye of the Beholder
Empathy Gangbanger Girl Talk Shopping
The Invisible Man Tough Cookie Jim & Michelle Out of Harm's Way
Ramona Sentimental Journey Sunshine Lady A Common Language


Stories captured and composed by Barbara Storms Granner. Curriculum designed by Stephen Gilbert and Michael Verde.

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