School-based intergenerational programs

  • April 2001

As defined by the International Consortium for Intergenerational Programs, “intergenerational programs” are “social vehicles that create purposeful and ongoing exchange of resources and learning among older and younger generations.” In a nutshell, it is about “intergenerational engagement” – the full range of ways in which young people and older adults interact, support, and provide care for one another. The focus is usually on establishing connections between people who are 21 and under and people who are 60 and over, with the intention of benefiting one or both age groups.

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  • Author/Editor: Kaplan; Matthew S.
  • School-based intergenerational programs
  • UIE - 2001
  • Available in: English