In the weekly virtual conversations involving a group of UC Irvine students and people who are members of local senior centers, no technology gap or generational divide gets in the way of discussing some key, pandemic-influenced topics — gratitude, self-care, positivity, patience, healthy relationships. … “We just set aside this time where we can learn from each other,” said Karishma Muthukumar, 20, who is in her third year as a cognitive science major at UCI. She laid the groundwork for the student-run program called The Patient Project that hosts the virtual gatherings.

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