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. Opening Minds Through Art – Scripps Gerontology Center
    Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an intergenerational art program for people with dementia. It is grounded in person-centered ethics and founded on the fact that people with dementia are capable of expressing themselves creatively. There is a growing body of empirical evidence that creative expression improves their physical and psychological well-being. The mission of OMA is to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art. The program is implemented in group sessions: Up to 12 people with dementia with the assistance of 12 trained volunteers working on a one-to-one basis. The art-making sessions culminate in a gallery exhibition celebrating the artists’ accomplishments while educating the public about the creative capacities of people with dementia.
    • 396 Upham Hall, Oxford, OH,
    • Elizabeth Lokon
    • 513-529-2914
    • lokonej[at]
  2. Champion Intergenerational Enrichment and Education Center
    The Champion Intergenerational Center is such a place, serving older adults, young children, and university students. Operated as a university/community collaboration, the Center offers many benefits to the Center participants, the Near East Side and wider community, and The Ohio State University faculty and students. Within OSU, the initiative is led by the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. Columbus Early Learning Centers is the early childhood care and education provider and National Church Residences provides adult day services. Center partners are committed to creating a center of excellence where multiple generations are engaged, finding purpose and new experiences in their day. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 240 N. Champion Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43203
    • Elizabeth Speidel
    • (614) 253-2266
    • elizabeth.speidel[at]
  3. Clapp Children’s Center at Breckenridge Village
    Clapp Children's Center is located in the center of Breckenridge Village retirement home campus. Through the Forever Young program the children visit with the residents of Breckenridge Village. The activities planned include sharing story time, creating crafts, and baking small snacks together.
    • 36857 Ridge Road, Willoughby, OH,
    • Jeannie Zuydhoek
    • 440-954-8360
    • jzuydhoek[at]
  4. Linden School at Elyria Wesleyan Village
    Linden School provides care for infants, toddlers, preschool children, before and after school care and summer camp through age 13. Linden School is located on the campus of the Elyria Wesleyen Village, a retirement center.  Throughout the day the senior residents, or "Grandfriends" as the children call them, visit with the children and participate in classroom activities.  This unique setting allows for the children and seniors to form lasting relationships.  All classroom staff are certified guides through Macklin Intergenerational Institute. The children visit with the residents, do arts and crafts projects, read together, play games and enjoy each other's company
    • 424 Earl Ct, Elyria, OH,
    • Jennifer Ketcham
    • 440-323-7847 ext. 6235
    • jenniferk[at]
  5. St. Francis Home/Angel Academy Day Care
    Angel Academy Day Care is a child day care program operated by St. Francis Senior Ministries Day Care, Inc. is located at St. Francis Home. Children have the opportunity to interact with elderly residents, providing rewarding experiences for both groups. They have regularly scheduled visits and activities with the residents.
    • 182 St. Francis Ave, Tiffin, OH,
    • Sue Carter
    • 419-443-1462
    • daycare[at]
  6. The Learning Circle at Jennings Center for Older Adults
    The Learning Circle at Jennings Center for Older Adults is an enriching infant and child care program. The most unique aspect of The Learning Circle is our intergenerational program. We encourage the learning opportunities between seniors and younger generations from preschoolers to teens, which foster learning and mentoring relationships that greatly impact the lives of both generations. Daily programs offer activities and tools to foster this important positive interaction and provide life-enriching experiences
    • 10204 Granger Rd., Garfield Hts, OH,
    • Rachel Kopack
    • 216-581-2900
    • rachiel.kopack[at]
  7. Birchaven Retirement Village
    At Marilyn’s Lifelong Educational Center (MLLEC) children learn through hands on explorations, daily interactions and guidance within a natural family-like environment. Planned hands on explorations are implemented by our teachers and designed to help children learn life skills and gain an academic advantage. Interactions are either planned or qualify as friendly visits with our elder friends throughout Birchaven Retirement Village.
    • Marilyn's Lifelong Educational Center
    • 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH,
    • 1-419-425-3049
    • mllec[at]
  8. Colerain Township Senior and Community Center
    Community Center is open to all ages and offers various activities.
    • 4300 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, oH,
    • Kay Klosterman, Director
    • (513)714-8802, (513)741-9048 (fax)
    • kklosterman[at]