TGMC Produces Positive Patient Outcomes Through Intergenerational Therapy Program

Rhonda Alfred


Ruth Boquet, student volunteer, and Lorena Pete, TGMC Recreational Therapist, painted birdhouses with Ms. Ida Porche as part of the Intergenerational Therapy program at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC).

The TGMC Intergenerational Therapy program was implemented to unite younger students with older patients undergoing rehabilitation services through recreational activities. The students empathized with patients’ physical limitations, such as being in a wheelchair, while both parties learned about one another over completing activities and games. These personal connections resulted in enhanced socialization, increased emotional support and improved overall health for the patients.

TGMC will resume the program next Summer.

Pictured (Left to Right): Ruth Boquet, Student Volunteer, Lorena Pete, TGMC Recreational Therapist, Ida Porche, Intergenerational Therapy participant


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