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Teaching the Young to Empathize with the Old

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Teaching the Young to Empathize with the Old

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What are the best ways to teach youngsters to be more empathetic toward the elderly? Magazine editor Jason Wilson recently participated in a class designed to help young people step into the shoes of their elders. He discusses the class, which simulates the challenges of getting old.

Guests:

Jason Wilson, editor of The Smart Set, and independent magazine published at Drexel University; author of the article "Old Like Me"

Peg Gordon, intergenerational coordinator at the Macklin Intergenerational Institute and teacher of the class "Xtreme Aging."

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