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Intergenerational Day Center

The Provena Intergenerational Center is home to both St. Mary's Adult Day Center and Fortin Villa Learning Center.  Through these programs, both young and old alike share their talents and resources, supporting each other by developing special relationships.  Our ministry is one of a select few intergenerational centers in the state of Illinois and is patterned after the shared site model - an industry best practice - that combines adult day with child care services in one location. 

The Provena Intergenerational Center uniquely addresses the needs of multiple groups in the Kankakee community - children, older adults and the individuals who are caring for both.  Our intergenerational ministry purposefully brings together different generations in ongoing planned activities as well as spontaneous interaction, but both are designed to achieve specific goals. 

Employees at the Provena Intergenerational Center go through cross-training exercises to learn the skills necessary to work with both children and older adults, which helps unify our ministry.  Teachers from the learning center are able to help provide care for older adults and care providers are able to help teach the children. 

 The following Provena Life Connections ministries offer intergenerational services:



Care @ Home
Presence Cor Mariae Center (Rockford)
Presence Fortin Villa Learning Center (Kankakee)
Presence Fox Knoll (Aurora)
Presence Heritage Village (Kankakee)
Presence Home Care (Bourbonnais)
Presence Home Care (Champaign)
Presence Home Care (Elgin)
Presence Home Care (Joliet)
Presence Hospice (Champaign)
Presence Hospice (Elgin)
Presence Intergenerational Center (Kankakee)
Presence McAuley Manor (Aurora)
Presence Merkle-Knipprath Countryside (Clifton)
Presence Our Lady of Victory (Bourbonnais)
Presence Pine View Care Center (St. Charles)
Presence Sacred Heart Home (Avilla)
Presence Saint Anne Center (Rockford)
Presence Saint Joseph Center (Freeport)
Presence Heritage Day Break
Presence Villa Franciscan (Joliet)
Morning Star Village (Rockford)
St. Joseph Nursing Home (Lacon)
The Greens of Elgin (Elgin)

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