Officials hope the the centre, to be located in the Villa's newest building, called the Village, will offer special benefits for both seniors and the children.
"When children are around, [the seniors] just glow," said director of operations Shelley Shillington. "So why not? Why not have a daycare as part of the village facility?"
100 volunteers lined up
The nursing home has already taken out ads for a licensed operator.
The winning bid will offer programs that allow interaction between the children, aged two and up, and the seniors, said Shillington.
"The opportunity to have a space designated for daycare, children. And then intergenerational — bring them together with our seniors and the residents of the village on a day-to-day, very normal day-to-day, part of life," she said.
There should be no problem finding children — the villa has a staff of over 300.
The new building, which is bright and airy with three central courtyards, a movie theatre, a waterfall and a fish pond, already has a space set aside.
And there are 100, mostly elderly volunteers waiting to help out.Suggest a correction