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Residences at Vantage Point Partnership Fosters Intergenerational Learning

February 13th, 2020

An elderly man and woman speak with two young girls.

Running Brook Elementary School (RBES) has partnered with Residences at Vantage Point (Vantage Point) to create social connections, build a strong sense of community, and learn from one another through intergenerational activities and programs. The partnership was formalized with an official partnership signing on Tuesday, February 11 at Running Brook Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland.

Under the terms of the agreement, Vantage Point residents will serve as judges for the RBES Unheard Perspectives seminars, participate in generational interview projects and host an annual Reading Recovery picnic for students. Vantage Point and RBES staff will work together to implement an Adopt a Grandchild/Grandparent program.

Running Brook Elementary School Principal Anthony Esposito and Black Student Achievement Program Liaison Andrea Frank joined Residences at Vantage Point Life Enrichment Manager Jamilah Bashir to sign the formal agreement at the February 11 event.

Residences at Vantage Point was founded in 1990 and is a nonprofit serving people age 60 and above. Managed by Life Care Services, the community includes a variety of residential living arrangements and provides long-term health services exclusively for residents should they need them. Residences at Vantage Point is noted for its arts, cultural and educational activities, as well as for resident engagement with the larger community of Columbia.

The Howard County Public School System’s Partnerships Office has united schools with more than 1,000 businesses and community organizations to enhance the educational experience of Howard County students. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.