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Seniors and teens: Multigenerational meetups matter

Long-Term Living

Pamela Tabar - Long-Term Living

Teenagers are better adjusted emotionally and socially when they have close relationships with older adults, specifically grandparents, notes a new research survey appearing in the online edition in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem surveyed more than 1,400 teenagers (aged 12 to 18) and found that those with close relationships with seniors had fewer emotional problems, better social skills and reduced tendencies toward violence and bullying.

Public Broadcasting's award-winning "In The Mix" series for teens has examined what seniors and teenagers can learn from each other, and how strong bonds between them can enrich both.  Click here to read the full story. 

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