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. Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University
    Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people with dementia. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Developed at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, the program is grounded in person-centered care principles with a mission to build bridges across age and cogni¬tive barriers through art. OMA sessions are led by trained facilitators. Each elder is paired with a trained volunteer who provides guidance during the art-making process but who makes no aesthetic decisions for the artist. The art-making sessions culminate in a gallery exhibition celebrating the art¬ists’ accomplishments while educating the public about the creative capacities of people with dementia. Awards: • Designated as a “Program of Distinction” by Generations United • Endorsed by the Ohio Department of Aging as a Quality Improvement Project • Best Practice award from Leading Age Ohio Keyword: Shared Site, Program of Distinction
    • Opening Minds through Art (OMA)
    • 100 Bishop Circle, 396 Upham Hall, Oxford, OH, 45056
    • Elizabeth Lokon
    • 5135292914
    • lokonej[at]miamiOH.edu
  2. The Intergenerational School/ NWIS
    One of our most successful relationships has been cultivated with Judson’s Daily Enrichment Center where adult daycare participants with developmental disabilities are so excited and appreciative to have TIS students join them for craft projects and learning based enrichment activities. These visits were 2-3 times more frequent than our traditional facility visits, and facility staff confirmed that there was a significant increase in resident involvement and participation when TIS students were working with them, along with a notable reduction in stress. TIS students were among hundreds in the community and thousands across the country serving through this program. TIS students chose to visit local assisted living facilities to talk with seniors as part of the Business Volunteers Unlimited Global Youth Service Day. Students as teachers is where TIS students worked with National Black Caucus clients who were trying to reenter the workforce, but needed basic computer skills. Our students taught the seniors how to navigate the internet, create a resume in Word, and set up and use an email account.
    • 11327 Shaker Blvd Suite 200E, Cleveland, OH, 44104
    • 2167210120
    • info[at]tisonline.org
  3. OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring – Akron Public Schools
    You can change a life by providing the individual attention that helps children build confidence and success. Opportunities are available in Akron Public Schools and 18 other U. S. cities. OASIS volunteer tutors are paired with children in grades K-3 who would benefit from a one-on-one mentoring relationship. Tutors are trained to work with kids using a proven approach to literacy that emphasizes reading, talking and writing. They meet with their students at least once a week throughout the school year, providing a caring, supportive environment where reading and language activities, keyed to the child’s interests, spark curiosity and learning.
    • OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring
    • 65 Steiner Ave - Ott Bldg., Akron, OH, 44301
    • Barb Rickenbacker
    • 330.761.3139
    • brickenb[at]akron.k12.oh.us
  4. Council for Older Adults of Delaware County
    The Leaf Raking Day, in November, provides free leaf raking services to older adults. Each year we encourage Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, schools and other groups to have their families participate with them. We usually have 50-75 homes in our community that need their leaves raked. We recruit the volunteers, assign the locations, and sponsor a breakfast for the volunteers. In the last 2 years, our volunteers have been between 200-300 people. In partnership with Connections, we also host Make a Difference Day in October; this event provides seniors with services to have outdoor chores done.
    • 800 Cheshire Road, Suite 1, Delaware, OH,
    • Jenny Borchers
    • 740-363-6677
    • info[at]MySourcePoint.org
  5. OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring – Wadsworth City Schools
    You can change a life by providing the individual attention that helps children build confidence and success. Opportunities are available in Wadsworth Public Schools and 18 other U. S. cities. OASIS volunteer tutors are paired with children in grades K-3 who would benefit from a one-on-one mentoring relationship. Tutors are trained to work with kids using a proven approach to literacy that emphasizes reading, talking and writing. They meet with their students at least once a week throughout the school year, providing a caring, supportive environment where reading and language activities, keyed to the child’s interests, spark curiosity and learning.
    • OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring
    • Franklin Elementary School, Wadsworth, OH, 44281
    • Roger Havens
    • 330-335-1470
    • wadc_havens[at]wadsworthschools.org
  6. Judson Park Intergenerational Programs
    40+ different educational and civic groups come to participate in programs at retirement living facility
    • 2181 Ambleside Drive, Cleveland, OH,
    • Jeannie Zuydhoek
    • 216-791-2004
  7. OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring – Parma City School District
    You can change a life by providing the individual attention that helps children build confidence and success. Opportunities are available in Parma City Schools and 18 other U. S. cities. OASIS volunteer tutors are paired with children in grades K-3 who would benefit from a one-on-one mentoring relationship. Tutors are trained to work with kids using a proven approach to literacy that emphasizes reading, talking and writing. They meet with their students at least once a week throughout the school year, providing a caring, supportive environment where reading and language activities, keyed to the child’s interests, spark curiosity and learning.
    • OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring
    • 5311 Longwood Avenue, Parma, OH, 44012
    • Rena McClellan
    • 419-233-2608
    • mcclellanr[at]parmacityschools.org
  8. Kettering Fairmont High School
    This program began in 2006 as a yearly program where students from Fairmont High School would volunteer at senior centers and senior living facilities. It has now expanded to students volunteering at about 10 facilities, elementary schools and churches. The students plant flowers at the centers, started a community garden they maintain, bake and deliver cookies for older adults who live alone, paint, repair, and participate in after school games. This program has really grown and has half of the graduating class participating in the activities. The "Seniors Helping Seniors" project receives grant money from the Community Foundation for Kettering and Partners for Healthy Youth. The community outreach always occurs the same week the underclassmen at Fairmont High School take Ohio Graduation Tests.
    • 3301 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH,
    • 937-499-1652
  9. Broadview Heights Human Services Department
    The Broadview Heights and Brecksville departments of human services collaborate with students from H.U.D.D.L.E., the drug prevention student organization at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, to host an annual “Intergenerational Senior to Senior Prom.”
    • 9543 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights, OH,
    • Amy Washabaugh
    • 4405264685
    • awashabaugh[at]broadview-heights.org
  10. The Brain Emporium
    The Brain Emporium is the Cleveland area’s first computerized brain fitness center and is specifically designed to engage and mentally stimulate older adults. Classes are free to older community members and are taught by Professor T.J. McCallum of Case Western Reserve University and his students. Classes on brain health are also held at The Brain Emporium, and there are also (computerized) programs for those who have suffered strokes.
    • 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH,
    • T.J. McCallum
    • 216-368-6470
    • tjm16[at]case.edu