Vital Visionaries (VV) is an intergenerational art program sponsored by OASIS that connects healthy older adults with medical students for the purpose of countering negative stereotypes of the aged. Additionally, VV aims to demonstrate the valuable role the arts can play in healthcare. It is hypothesized that exposure of healthy older adults to first or second year medical students will counter negative stereotypes, enhance their attitude toward older adults, and influence their likelihood of becoming geriatricians.
Project: Service with Older Adults
Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2009). Evaluation report of Vital Visionaries: Medical student and older adult outcomes (CSD Research Report No. 09-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.