Age-Friendly Teaneck is thrilled to be offering - for the second year - an internship opportunity for high school students interested in learning more about careers in the geriatric field.
The four-week internship is open to any high school juniors and seniors residing in Teaneck, regardless of which
school they attend.
Alicia, one of last year's student interns, talked about the experience to more than two dozen Teaneck High School students who attended an after-school forum to learn more about the program.
Alicia talked about much she enjoyed spending time with the older residents of Bright Side Manor assisted living residence, which is operated by Geriatric Services Inc., the sponsoring agent of Age-Friendly Teaneck
The interns also were exposed to almost every type of profession in the field of geriatrics, through Lunch&Learn sessions, tours of elder care facilities in Teaneck and time spent with local social service and home-care providers.
The internship program was developed by the Health and Social Engagement Task Force of Age-Friendly Teaneck, which is headed by Ellen Rand, a local author and expert on end-of-life care.
Rand helped plan many of the lectures and learning opportunities for the interns, including showing movies on age-related topics every Monday and then leading discussions. Students selected for this year's program will be asked to complete a personal project of their choosing to demonstrate some of what they learn.
Who We Are
Age-Friendly Teaneck formed in 2016 with this mission in mind: A great place to grow up should be a great place to grow old.