Intergenerational Programs & Spaces

Intergenerational shared sites are settings where children, youth and older adults participate in services and/or programs concurrently at the same site or on the same campus.

Participants interact during regular planned intergenerational activities, as well as through informal encounters. In addition to shared sites, these settings can be referred to as intergenerational spaces, centers, care/day care, etc.

Generations United’s created and operates the National Center on Intergenerational Shared Sites to provide training, technical assistance, toolkits and guides, program recognition, seed grants, networking, and other activities to support this emerging field.

Publication Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice
This report describes the findings from a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing that was conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.
Publication The 2010 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Intergenerational Shared Site Excellence Awards
This publication showcases organizations successfully uniting generations under one roof.
Publication The 2009 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Intergenerational Shared Sites Best Practice Awards
This publication showcases organizations successfully uniting generations under one roof.
Publication The 2008 Intergenerational Shared Site Best Practice Awards
This publication includes program profiles of ten organizations that are creatively bridging the generations under one roof.
Publication Youth-Led Intergenerational Toolkit
This is a guide for you (youth!) to develop an intergenerational project.