Activities between college students and older people:
Exchangeable intergenerational activities among seniors and university students.
Theme: Talking about their lives (May–August 2017)
Exchangeable activities between college students and older people.
Interchangeable activities among seniors with healthy and unhealthy conditions
A regular display of digging sweet potatoes, which is called “imohori-event” by KIZUNAKAI, as one of the Isehara Alumni Association of Waseda University (IAAWU) clubs. The IAAWU held a display of digging potatoes for older residents of a nursing home on October 21, 2020.
This event has been held every autumn for the past 12 years. The staff attending the display comprises both IAAWU and nursing home workers. In total, 40 people participated in the imohori-event. Mt. Oyama, a famous mountain in Kantou area is in the background.
Nursing home residents and day care inhabitants enjoyed digging and eating sweet potatoes during the half day display. The staff were also satisfied with their attendance.
Mr. Hayao Wada, Vice president of IAAWU and chief of the KIZUNA KAI noted that older adult participants and staff were pleased to have attended to the regular imohori-event and enjoyed digging and eating sweet potatoes. He said that everyone was contended watching the scene, and smiling, eating and talking with each other as they anticipated seeing each other next year at the same place.
As a result of experiencing this event, I hope that the intergenerational activity will continue to be held with young persons, including grandchildren, in attendance.