Community Planning/Visioning

Activities and curricula designed to engage youth and older adults in constructive dialogue about their community and issues about community development.

An Intergenerational Perspective to Community Development

This activity matches older adults, who are knowledgeable about the distinctive history of an area, with young people who would like to learn more about that history. Before the event, the older adults prepare brief presentations on select aspects of the area’s historical and cultural heritage; at the event, they are paired with children/youth on a rotating basis.

An intergenerational approach for addressing community issues - Applications in the UK (Kaplan & Hatton-Yeo, 2008).

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An overview for Grantmakers about aging in the community

This 2018 report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation includes the findings of two national surveys, profiles of model programs and recommendations for how we can increase the number of intergenerational shared sites.