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Teaching the Young to Empathize with the Old

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Young and old hands.

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.


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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