SK-Latin-dance (3)Clermont Park has been developing an
inter-generational partnership with the University of Denver for the past two years. During the Spring 2016 trimester of the Clermont College of Creative Life, 44 DU students in Professor Michael Talamantes’ “Social Work Practice in Health Care” course participated in or led a Clermont College class.

A research study was also conducted thanks to a University sponsor, Professor Leslie Hasche. The connections were made naturally by Clermont Park Masterpiece Living Lifestyle Coordinator Andrew Steward, who is an alum of the Master’s in Social Work program at DU.

Thirty-one students participated in the research study titled “Changing Student Attitudes Toward Aging.” The research was designed using pre and post surveys of the “Relating to Older People Evaluation.” This tool helped Steward and Hasche look at how students’ perceptions of aging may have changed through participation in Clermont College. They found a statistically significant decrease in how often the students reported relating to older adults in the following ways:

  • “compliment old people on how well they look, despite their age”
  • “avoid old people because of their age”
  • “avoid old people because they are cranky”

Hasche and Steward plan to submit an article with their findings to the Council on Social Work Education, the Masterpiece Living network, and Leading Age.

The following reflection by a DU student speaks well to the success of this partnership:

“It was clear that when a place like Clermont Park believes in its residents to succeed and has a philosophy that they can succeed, they do! Having this experience helped me see that working with older adults can be really fun and rewarding. It also gave me hope for the future, that more assisted living facilities would follow in the footsteps of Clermont Park’s vision for quality of life in assisted living.”

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