Nail it is a manicure service by Miami students for older adults at a nearby retirement community. This program was created to give Miami students more opportunities for one-on-one interaction with older adults. The Nail It! program strives to give students and older adults an informal and relaxed environment for intergenerational engagement.
Students are able to leave some of the stresses of their week and help older adults with their nails. Nail It! often brings forth great conversations, laughter, and genuine connections. One student noted that “I look forward to this all week. Nail it really makes my week better!”
Through this activity, the students are able to provide a different service for the older adult residents. Older adult residents look forward to Nail It!
“We just love these nail painting days!” – Older Adult Resident
This program is easy to set up, inexpensive, and highly successful. It is a great project for any youth group, schools, or universities. Scripps Gerontology Center is happy to provide this fun activity to our community.