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Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Awards
Now Accepting Applications for 2017!

Does your community have what it takes to be named one of America's Best Intergenerational Communities?
  • Download the 2017 Application for additional details about the award, eligibility, and how to apply.
  • Upload your application and supporting documents to the online form by February 24, 2017.

The Generations United/MetLife Foundation Best Intergenerational Communities Awards program is the United States’ only recognition program exclusively focused on communities that are embracing intergenerational solutions to serve, empower, and engage residents of all ages. 

Established in 2012, the awards program has identified 24 extraordinary communities, including 18 winners and 6 national finalists. These are vibrant, healthy intergenerational communities that are good places to grow up and grow old.

Winning communities demonstrate that they are harnessing the energy and increasing the productivity that result when people of all ages come together. Recognizing changing demographics, these communities are effectively engaging, serving, and honoring all generations as they advance policies and practices that stimulate cooperation and collaboration.

Learn more about past winners
and how they are making their communities a great place to grow up and grow old.


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A guide for building intergenerational communities that recognize, engage, and support all ages.

Check out additional resources for intergenerational communities.

Emily Patrick
Project Manager

Global Intergenerational Conference
June 13-16, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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