I am a substitute teacher and homecare provider (a starting artist has to have a day job . . .) and regularly work with the very old and the very young, and commonly notice how many characteristics these two groups share. A need to be helpful and independent, a desire to be part of the world around them, difficulty with hand coordination and their sensory skills, etcetera. Joining the two makes perfect sense to me. Hopefully we can get something like this started in Kentucky!
(title quote taken from this article)