From the Editor

Posted: April 10, 2013

This issue of Penn State’s Ideas for Intergenerational Living newsletter covers a wide range of intergenerational programs, studies, events, and online resources and reports. Highlights include: high school students and senior volunteers discussing the Holocaust, second graders visiting residents of an assisted living facility during the holidays, a new study on “sustainable aging in place,” the birth of a new university-based intergenerational center (hint: It’s in Hawaii), and efforts to map intergenerational programs and practices across Europe and celebrate the “European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity.”

We are interested in learning about new intergenerational initiatives, near and far. Send us your “intergenerational news” (to and we’ll make sure to share with others in future issues of our newsletter.

Best Regards,
Matt Kaplan, Professor
Intergenerational Programs and Aging
Penn State University