New intergenerational facility will bring together young children and older adults

The child care center will serve as the main point of connection between the two groups.

WStoday: Intergenerational corporate childcare facility brings together the community

This center will address this community’s need for child care.

Photo courtesy of Brookridge Retirement Community

A new child care facility will bring together different generations to strengthen community connection. The partnership with Brookridge Retirement Community and Imprints Cares will provide a space for older adults and young children to form a lasting bond.

The “Center for Thriving Children” will be built on Brookridge’s campus on Hayes Forest Drive. It will serve children from infancy through middle school with various programs, including before and after school care + summer enrichment camp with seniors.

Leaders say the center will address a critical need for child care in Winston-Salem, providing families a safe environment for children.Enrichment opportunities will also benefit seniors.

“Together, Brookridge Retirement Community and Imprints Cares are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where children, team members, working families, seniors, and our community can learn, grow, and thrive,” said Reed VanderSlik, President and CEO of Brookridge Retirement Community.

Details are still in the works. An opening date has not been announced.