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Best Intergenerational Communities

An intergenerational community is not just one where multiple generations reside. It is one where individuals of all ages are an integral and valued part of the setting.  This perspective is reflected in the families, structures, facilities and services that children, youth and older adults encounter in the community as well as in day-to-day interactions and relationships.

NEW! The 2015 Best Intergenerational Communities application is open and available for download! Read about Generations United and MetLife Foundation's winners and national finalists of the 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Awards by downloading the 2014 community profiles.



2014 Award Winners:

  • The Greater Phoenix Region, Arizona
  • City of Parkland, Florida
  • Reston, Virginia
  • Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin

2014 National Finalists:

  • City of Miami Gardens, Florida
  • City of Rye, New York

2012 and 2013 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award Recipients:

  • Dunedin, Florida
  • City of Georgetown, Texas
  • Itta Bena, Mississippi
  • Town of Lamoni, Iowa
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • City of Oberlin, Ohio
  • County of San Diego, California
  • Virginia Planning District 10
  • Westchester County, New York

2013 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award National Finalists:

Interested in learning more?

  • Learn what these communities are doing to make their city, town, or county an great place to grow up and grow old - download the 2012 overview and the 2013 overview.
  • Check out our top resources on making your community more intergenerational.
  • Download the application to learn more about what it takes to be a Best Intergenerational Community.
  • Sign up to receive our weekly e-alert, Generations This Week.
  • Have questions? - Check out the powerpoint from the What Makes A Best Intergenerational Community webinar or contact Leah Bradley at lbradley@gu.org or 202-777-0113.



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