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. Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus
    The Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus is a non-auditioned group for ages 10-110 (that upper number is just to show that there's no upper limit), we meet for 1 ½ hours on Tuesday evenings, We sing in many styles of music; a very eclectic mix. More than that, we have a great time together. It's a lovely community of people, and it's a bit different from a typical chorus; not quite as demanding or formal as some, yet we reach quite a high level of musicality and artistry.
    • First Parish Church, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA,
    • Joanne Hammil, Director
    • 617-923-8688
    • joanne[at]joannehammil.com
  2. Treehouse Community Foundation
    At Treehouse, children whose lives have been impacted by foster care are being surrounded by people of all ages who care about them and are actively investing in their lives. Designed to support families who are fostering and adopting children from the public foster care system, Treehouse is a caring, multi-generational neighborhood. The community includes twelve family homes with three, four or five bedrooms and 48 one-bedroom cottages designed for seniors. The community has been carefully laid out to insure that families and seniors are interspersed around Treehouse Circle with the Community Center being a central gathering space.
    • One Treehouse Circle, Easthampton, MA,
    • (413) 527-7966
  3. Youville Place
    Youville Place Assisted Living Residence and LexFUN!, a group for Lexington families with children 5 and under, celebrate 3rd year together creating collaborative intergenerational programs.
    • 10 Pelham Road, Lexington, MA,
    • Katie Blanchard
    • (781) 861-3535
  4. Harvard College Alzheimer’s Buddies
    A student organization responding to the profound isolation and social disengagement experienced by people in the intermediate-to-late-stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We build meaningful emotional connections with dementia residents during weekly one-on-one visits
    • , Cambridge, MA, 2138
    • Jeffrey M. Robbins
    • (617) 495-1000
    • alzheimersbuddies[at]pbha.org
  5. Between the Lines Poetry
    Partners in Rhyme is an intergenerational poetry program where older adults explore poetry with either preschool children or high school students in their classroom. Each student is paired with an adult, and, throughout the six-week program, they work together so relationships can develop. Preschoolers work with their “buddies” to read picture books, complete a structured writing exercise and do a hands-on craft activity. In the process, they develop their phonetic awareness and interaction skills as well as their overall kindergarten readiness. The children invigorate the older adults. High school students read and discuss poetry that is relevant to both age groups. After a lively discussion that focuses on personal responses to a poem, everyone does some reflective and creative writing. The program helps students improve academic and communication skills while cultivating compassion for the growing aging population. Older adults claim that they feel useful and more connected to their community. Keyword: Shared Site
    • Partners in Rhyme
    • 330 Harvard Street #2, Cambridge , MA, 2143
    • Patti Russo
    • 978 314-8659
    • pattirusso317[at]gmail.com
  6. Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell
    A program for our members to visit and engage seniors in interactive activities and games that encourage dialogue, movement and the expanding of perspectives. For example, girls will read stories to seniors, create holiday-themed projects and engage seniors in drawing comparisons from the past to the present.
    • Grandparent Program
    • 220 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA, 1852
    • Outreach Coordinator
    • 9784586529
    • outreachcoordinator[at]girlsinclowell.org
  7. Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Elder Services Department
    ABCD's Elder Services Department manages and administrates intergenerational programs, including a Foster Grandparent Program, and senior services to help empower older citizens to prevent illness and disability and maintain optimum well-being. Keyword: Shared Site
    • Foster Grandparent Program
    • 19 Temple Place, Boston, MA,
    • Nicci Meadow
    • 617-348-6340
    • nicci.meadow[at]bostonabcd.org
  8. Action for Boston Community Development
    Through the program, youth help provide education to the seniors.
    • 178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA,
    • 617-348-6000
    • webmaster[at]bostonabcd.org
  9. Hebrew Senior Life -Fireman Community
    Simon C. Fireman Community is a subsidized independent housing complex for people 62 years of age and older. Fireman has developed a model partnership program with Curry College nursing students learning on-the-ground skills to become compassionate and knowledgeable care providers. In addition, the Fireman Community has a regular pen-pal program, a partnership with the Telem Jewish teen service initiative and regular multigenerational trip opportunities to connect residents with youth in the Greater Boston community. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 640 North Main Street, Randolph, MA,
    • Lynda Bussgang
    • 781-234-9217
    • lyndabussgang[at]hsl.harvard.edu
  10. Cooperative Artists Institute
    Designed to provide Boston teens with quality after-school arts programming and leadership training. The Peace Drum Project helps teens from different backgrounds, schools, and neighborhoods develop artistic, problem solving and critical thinking skills together.
    • 311 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain, MA,
    • Susan Porter
    • 617-524-6378
    • cai[at]tribal-rhythms.org