Gray for a Day educates participants on age-related sensory and functional challenges through simulations that reflect daily routines, simple tasks, and social activities. Participants are introduced to healthful living concepts and means for promoting optimal aging and challenged to adopt healthful and empathic practices that will improve sensory, functional, and emotional wellness. The curriculum has been successfully pilot tested with a wide variety of Extension audiences, including 4-H youths, students, those who work with older adults, and intergenerational groups. A rationale for the program and a description of the curriculum and its materials are provided.
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Yelland, E., & Piper, J. (2019). Gray for a Day: Implementing a Curriculum to Promote Empathy for Older Adults. The Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 18. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.03.18