Intergenerational Program Database

Generations United collects and shares information on intergenerational programs across the United States. We currently have a program in every state with over 800 programs in the database. You can search programs below by keywords or state.

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  1. Audivi Memory Banking
    Audivi helps individuals save and play back memories in a personalized memory bank. Optimized for individuals with memory loss, Audivi’s platform is designed to ensure ongoing access to memories, offer a tool for caregivers and provide a mechanism to increase connection and reduce loneliness. As an app-based product, Audivi offers a wonderful opportunity for youth to connect with the older adults in their lives, share their curiosity and technical skills with them, while also creating a lasting gift and resource.
    • Audivi
    • 57 Central Street , Concord, MA, 01742
    • Kristin Nelson
    • (781) 290-9810
    • kwnelson[at]audivi.world
  2. Partners in Rhyme: Using poetry to bring generations today
    Partners in Rhyme (PIR) is a six-week intergenerational poetry program where older adults and teens gather in small groups to read, discuss, and write poetry. The program is held in high school English classes or community centers in the greater Boston area. Each session consults works from contemporary and classic poets on wellness and social-emotional learning themes such as gratitude, mindfulness, resilience, and personal refuges. After a guided discussion that focuses on personal responses to poems, everyone does some reflective and creative writing. There is a poetry reading at the end of the program open to the public. The goals include: PIR Goals: (1) Bring generations together using poetry to facilitate meaningful discussions and develop deep connections. In the process, reduce social isolation, shed stereotypes that each age group have for the other, and cultivate compassion in teens for older adults. (2) Expand social and emotional learning (SEL) by selecting poems to explore various SEL topics. Help participants develop empathy and communication skills as they engage with people outside their typical peer- and age-groups. (3) Provide a novel experience with poetry allowing poetry-phobic participants to develop an appreciation for the art. Keyword: Program of Merit
    • , , MA,
  3. Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Boston
    The mission of CitySites is to build connections across the generations through regular and ongoing social engagement between older and younger program participants. CitySites offers weekly intergenerational events in senior housing and senior centers throughout Boston. Service-learning and community-engagement college students are matched with sites where they organize and host activities, which are directed by older and younger participants. CitySites activities include language exchanges/ESL assistance, Tech Cafes, creative writing, story shares, games, adult coloring, and arts and crafts. Our intergenerational programs are multicultural and frequently multilingual. In bringing older and younger people together, we strengthen the social connections of program participants as well as the larger community by building bridges across generational, educational, cultural, economic, and linguistic differences. Keyword: Program of Distinction
    • CitySites
    • 2 Park Plaza, Suite 314, Boston, MA, 02116
    • Cynthia Wilkerson
    • 617-524-8882
    • cwilkerson.bos[at]littlebrothers.org
  4. Intergenerational Programs & Spaces Salmon Centers for Early Education
    Learning through Creative Play and Intergenerational Programming Keyword: Shared Site
    • Salmon Center for Early Education at Northridge
    • 85 Beaumont Dr, Northridge , MA, 01534
    • Lori Hansen
    • (508) 234-8009
    • lhanson[at]salmonhealth.com
  5. Intergenerational Programs & Spaces Salmon Centers for Early Education
    Learning through Creative Play and Intergenerational Programming Keyword: Shared Site
    • Salmon Center for Early Education at Natick
    • 3 Vision Dr, Route 9W, Natick, MA, 01760
    • Shirley Sherman
    • (508) 651-9306
    • ssherman[at]salmonhealth.com
  6. Sweet Readers, Inc.
    Our intergenerational programs pair middle school students ages 11-14 and adults in an intimate group setting in school classrooms, eldercare centers and museums. The programs meet weekly and over the course of six weeks, participants together explore and create art, music, poetry and/or movement as they discover each other. Sessions are led by a trained facilitator with a customized Sweet Readers curriculum. Our programs foster a warm, inclusive feeling of community during which everyone has a vital purpose.
    • 31 Heath Street #2, Brookline, MA, 02445
    • Karen Young
    • 917-828-2970
    • karen[at]sweetreaders.org
    • 128 Long Pond Drive, Harwich, MA, 02645
    • Dr. Donna S. Bender
    • 508 954 8407
    • dbender417[at]yahoo.com
  7. Dartmouth High School Honor Society
    For the past couple of years, the Dartmouth High School National Honor Society has been hosting the Sweetheart Dance at the Council on Aging. This event gives high school seniors the ability to interact with older adults in the community. The Honor Society students provide the decorations, the food, the DJ, and the entertainment. During the event, the older adults have a chance to grab some food and dessert and enjoy the dance floor.
    • 555 Bakerville Rd, Dartmouth, MA,
    • Penny Wong
    • 5089612700
    • mailto:
  8. Food Bank of Western Massachesetts
    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts serves more than 108,000 individuals facing food insecurity, 33 percent of whom are children under the age of 18. Not eating enough healthy foods can have devastating effects on a child’s health, growth and development—both physical and mental. Intergenerational Community Meals is a healthy cooking workshop series targeted at families with members of all ages. The workshops cover topics related to nutrition, healthy eating habits, cooking at home, shopping on a budget, and physical activity. During each class, a meal is prepared, and everyone is involved in its preparation. At the end of each class, participating families get to take home a bag of groceries so they can replicate the recipe at home.
    • 97 North Hatfield Rd, PO Box 160, Hartfield, MA,
    • Teresa Tapper
    • 4132479738
    • foodbank[at]foodbankwma.org
  9. Grace Church Intergenerational Garden
    Members of Grace Church, students from Garden Gate preschool, and residents of Havenside Elderly Housing tend the garden together. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 36 Woodlawn Ave, Vineyard Haven, MA,
    • Tara Finnegan
    • 508-693-0332
    • gracepreschoolmv[at]gmail.com
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