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. Topsfield Conncil on Aging
    Intergenerational programs include a Grand-Friend Program with the Steward Elementary School in Topsfield, an annual Valentine Exchange between students and seniors ensuring that homebound seniors receive a valentine, and the S.C.A.D. Dinner - This Senior Citizen Appreciation Dinner is sponsored by the Student Council at Masconomet High School each March. Students provide dinner, entertainment and gifts to show their appreciation of senior citizens in the Tri-Town communities.
    • 8 W. Common St., Topsfield, MA,
    • 978-887-1523
  2. Jewish Family & Children’s Service Boston – Friendly Visitor Chanukkah Celebration
    This annual event brings together volunteers of all ages with seniors in various JF&CS programs. Volunteers assist in transporting elders to and from their homes, as well as singing. The generations celebrate the holiday together.
    • 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA,
    • 781-647-5327
    • information[at]jfcsboston.org
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hebrew SeniorLife – Jack Satter House
    music Unites is a multigenerational music program that operates from the premise that music can be a common denominator that unites us all, no matter our ages or backgrounds. Each week, local high school students teach older adults how to play musical instruments (voice, piano, guitar, and drums). Program participants are developing meaningful relationships with music as the medium; the high school students have become teachers and the older adults are realizing that there is no such thing as being "too old" when it comes to learning something new and achieving one's goals. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA,
    • Amanda Perry, LICSW
    • 781-289-4505
    • amandaperry[at]hsl.harvard.edu
  6. Plymouth North High School & Plymouth Council on Aging Center
    The new Plymouth Council on Aging Center is located nearby Plymouth North High School. Students visit the center twice a month during meal times and perform for the seniors. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 44 Nook Road, Plymouth, MA,
    • Beth Hadfield
    • 508-830-4230
    • bhadfield[at]townhall.plymouth.ma.us
  7. Hebrew Senior Life – Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
    HRC Multigenerational programs include a weekly pre-school program in, Alzheimer’s Buddies with Harvard College, a partnership with Maimonides School (grades 3-6 for various programs throughout the year) for holiday celebrations and friendly visits and regular interns and volunteers from University of Massachusetts and Wheelock College. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 1200 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA,
    • Lynda Bussgang
    • 781-234-9217
    • lyndabussgang[at]hsl.harvard.edu
  8. Bridges Together
    What began in 1991 as an intergenerational program in one community has grown into Bridges Together, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), dedicated to building bridges that unify children and older adults, one community at a time. We do this in three ways: 1) by developing and distributing innovative and effective intergenerational program manuals/ curricula 2) by educating professionals on why we need intergenerational programs and empowering them to develop effective ones 3) by coaching community leaders who want to create their own custom programs. Over the past 23 years, more than 10,000 children and older adults have experienced the power of Bridges Together. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 47 Wayside Inn Road, 1st Fl., West Sudbury, MA, 1776
    • Amy Wilson Sheldon Communications Direction
    • 978-440-0810
    • amy[at]bridgestogether.org
  9. Orchard Cove
    Since 2010, we have been gratified to participate in a wonderful collaboration with the Jewish Family Services' Program, called Kesher-13. Kesher-13 supports our growing multigenerational program by facilitating relationships between middle school students and Orchard Cove Residents (seniors). In addition, we have a very active working relationship with Temple Israel of Sharon, MA. The program's name is "Telem", with the objective placed upon the youth of the temple performing community service by visiting Orchard Cove residents and interfacing them through various programs, including arts & crafts, Jewish Community Life, health & wellness and music therapy.
    • 1 Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA,
    • Diane Hoffmann
    • 781-821-3170
    • dianehoffmann[at]hsl.harvard.edu
  10. Brandeis University Companions To Elders
    Companions to Elders matches volunteers and elderly citizens within the Waltham community. Volunteers visit their companions weekly in assisted living facilities throughout Waltham. The program also has at least two group gatherings per semester at two nearby retirement communities.
    • 415 South Street, Waltham, MA,
    • Lucas Malo
    • 781-736-3235
    • lmalo[at]brandeis.edu