A Dozen Children Ranging in Age of Seven to 14-Years-Old Took to the Ramps
for La Costa Glen Intergenerational Event
The concept for the event was created by the La Costa Glen fitness director, Alison Brown. She and her husband John launched Rollin’ From the Heart after the loss of their son in 2012. The nonprofit organization was created in memory of their son, who was an avid skater.
“Ian loved skateboarding and it helped him with his OCD and anxiety,” Brown said. “He got a release through skateboarding.”
The group provides disadvantaged and at-risk youth the opportunity to participate in skateboarding, surfing and camping in an effort to promote a more active lifestyle and encourage positive choices.
On Nov. 20, Rollin’ From the Heart shared their skills for a new audience of seniors. A dozen children ranging in in age of seven to 14-years-old took to the ramps doing kick flips, ollies and nose grinds for the audience.
“This was such a great opportunity to bring more young children onto our campus and have them interact with our residents,” said La Costa Glen Executive Director Keith Kasin. “Everyone enjoyed watching these young people and learning from them.”
La Costa Glen promotes intergenerational events like this skateboard demonstration throughout the year as they know the proven benefits that helps older adults nurture the growth of a younger generation.“I received such great feedback from this event from the residents and the kids,” said Brown. “This was so much fun for everyone.”