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. Swampscott High School and Council on Aging
    Swampscott High School and Council on Aging share a physical location. High school students occasionally volunteer at the COA, but an annual pen pal/book exchange program with the elementary school children is established.
    • 200 Essex St. Rear, Swampscott, MA,
    • Marilyn Hurwitz
    • 781-596-8866
  2. Lynnfield Senior Center and Pre-School
    The senior center participates in various intergenerational programs throughout the year however, the seniors consistently support youth through the Newborn Welcome program and Scouting Award Sponsorship. All newborns in the town receive a package including a handmade knitted hat and other assorted items. The seniors also sponsor Boy and Girls Scouts pursuing Eagle and Gold awards providing the opportunity for intergenerational collaboration.
    • 525 Salem St., Lynnfield, MA,
    • (781) 598-1078
  3. Pleasant Bay Nursing Home & Preschool
    Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has a preschool on site. The residents and preschoolers enjoy intergenerational activities together.
    • 383 South Orleans Road, Brewster, MA,
    • 508-240-3500
  4. Crayon College and Cozy Corner Adult Day Health
    Our Intergenerational Program provides unique opportunities for the integration of the young and old; holidays, arts and crafts, music and stories create special moments. We bring the innocence of youth and the experience of age together in ways that rarely happen in childcare centers.
    • 98 Nicks Rock Rd, Plymouth, MA,
    • (508) 747-5437
  5. Literations
    Generations Incorporated engages older adults (ages 50+) as literacy volunteers to children in kindergarten through grade three. We serve in 17 public elementary schools and after-school programs (called partner sites) in low-income communities. Our highly trained volunteers provide one-on-one and small group literacy support to students – all are at-risk of school failure and 80% are low-income. Our results-driven programs generate strong intergenerational relationships that get results and improve lives.
    • 1 Federal Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110
    • Maureen Power
    • 617.423.6633
    • info[at]
  6. Jumpstart Community Corps
    Jumpstart Community Corps creates meaningful intergenerational relationships between preschool-age children and older adults living in low-income communities. These relationships help children gain essential language, literacy, and social emotional skills, while simultaneously transforming the lives of the older adult volunteers who work with them. Jumpstart Community Corps facilitates the creation of these relationships by recruiting and training teams of six to ten older adult volunteers, called Corps members, to deliver Jumpstart’s research-based language and literacy curriculum to children in pre-kindergarten classrooms throughout a school year.
    • 308 Congress Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA,
    • 857-419-4564
    • emily.goldstein[at]
  7. Worcester State University – Intergenerational Urban Institute
    The mission of the Intergenerational Urban Institute at Worcester State University is to harness the combined talents of college students of all ages to meet the challenges that face our urban environment. By creating a learning community of young, middle aged, and elder students, the IUI fosters growth in knowledge, skill development and interpersonal relationships that enable people to work effectively in service in the greater Worcester community. Programs include a Garden for All Ages, an English Language Learner tutoring program, and a Hunger Outreach Team among others.  
    • 486 Chandler St., Worcester, MA,
    • 508-929-8629
    • UrbanStudies[at]
  8. Hebrew SeniorLife
    For 10 consecutive weeks, students from the Dedham Middle School come to the Hebrew SeniorLife campus at NewBridge on the Charles to engage in activities with residents in the Memory Support (dementia) unit of our Health Care Center. This program is modeled after a similar initiative with the Rashi School, a K-8 Jewish Day School that shares a campus with NewBridge on the Charles. With both school communities, students are trained to work with Alzheimer's and dementia patients, and help lead weekly activities to stimulate residents' bodies and minds. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA,
    • Lynda Bussgang
    • 781-234-9217
    • lyndabussgang[at]
  9. Dance Generators (East)
    The Dance Generators are a group of dancers in their teens, 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's who come together through a shared commitment to innovative theater making. The Dance Generators give both dancers and spectators the opportunity to see and understand that dance need not be limited to young people. Through their creative process, the company reclaims dance as an art form for diverse bodies. Keyword: Shared Site
    • c/o A.P.E. 126 Main St, Northampton, MA,
    • Kristin Horrigan, Artistic Director
    • 413-320-3299
    • dancegenerators[at]
  10. MA Audubon’s Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Habitat Intergenerational Program
    Habitat Intergenerational Program (HIP) promotes awareness and conservation of the natural environment through educational programs and community service projects coordinated by Massachusetts Audubon’s Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary. Community service and educational activities take place within the 84-acre sanctuary and out in the surrounding communities. HIP activities bring people of all ages together to work on a variety of environmental service projects: removing invasive species, helping to rejuvenate a pond, restoring walking trails, and creating wildlife habitat areas at schools using only native plants. HIP programs and partnerships include Cherney Middle School, Herb Study Group, Pulling Partners, Just For You, Winter Senior Project, HIP Family Bird Walks, HIP Spring and Fall Trails Days, and the HIP Steering Committee.
    • 10 Juniper Rd., Belmont, MA,
    • Phyl Solomon
    • 617-484-0117
    • PHYL87[at]
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