Age-Friendly Teaneck celebrated the “graduation” of our four high school interns last week, and we’re already missing their enthusiasm, energy and curiosity.
Our interns - Danielle Francis, Ramisa Munshi, Zara Nassri and Liam Setti – spent a month learning about geriatric professions and bonding with older adults in a variety of settings. The four Teaneck High School students also worked on individual projects, which they presented last week at a special graduation ceremony. Ramisa and Zara both researched nursing specialties they are considering as future careers, while Liam explained the details of current Medicare-for-All proposals and Danielle taught us all about how technology could help more older adults age-in-place in the present and in the future.
Zara, who is starting her first-year at the FDU School of Nursing, couldn't attend our final day celebration because she had to attend new student orientation. Danielle, Ramisa and Liam will start their senior year at Teaneck High next month. We hope this intergenerational experience has made a lasting impression, and we wish these students well as they complete their educations and head into the workforce. Age-Friendly Teaneck would like to thank our many partner organizations and individuals for their role in making this internship a success, and we invite you to watch this video showing the highlights of this community-supported program.
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.