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. DOROT At Your Service
    DOROT mobilizes volunteers of all ages to improve the lives of the elderly. Our intergenerational programs engage youth in volunteer activities within an educational framework, increase their sensitivity to the needs of the elderly, and further their commitment to service. Assist seniors as their needs arise (e.g. run an errand, organize paperwork, escort to medical appointment, shopping assistance, etc.).
    • 171 West 85th St, New York, NY,
    • Judith Turner
    • 212-769-2850
    • jturner[at]dorotusa.org
  2. DOROT Family Circle
    DOROT’s Family Circle program is a premiere source of intergenerational friendship and childhood education in community values. Seniors share their life experiences with the young, while families with children aged 4-12 enrich the lives of the elderly. Families in this program receive a thorough orientation in visiting etiquette, and before each visit children receive workbooks with conversation and activity suggestions. Each family visits their older friend on Sundays before holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, and Passover, bringing with them holiday packages and gifts provided by DOROT.
    • 171 West 85th St, New York, NY,
    • Judith Turner
    • 212-769-2850
    • jturner[at]dorotusa.org
  3. JCY-Westchester Community Partners: Students Teach Adults Computer Knowledge (STACK)
    Through this “e-literacy” intergenerational program, high school students use their skills to teach older adults computer knowledge over a period of 6 weeks.
    • 30 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY, 10701
    • Randee Ginsberg
    • 914-423-5009
    • RGinsberg[at]jcy-wcp.com
  4. Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
    Youth Connect is a youth led community service initiative with several different programs. "Project Touch" is an intergenerational community service group that connects neighborhood youth to senior centers and elderly clients so that they can come together in a variety of activities, including meal sharing and shopping. Youth provide shopping escort services, light housekeeping, and companionship to frail, homebound elderly clients. In another program, blind/visually impaired youth join sighted youth to plan and lead recreational and social activities for blind/visually impaired seniors.
    • 120 Broadway, Suite 230, New York, NY,
    • Judith Turner
    • 212-527-2664
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  5. Met Council’s Senior Lunch Program
    At the Senior Lunch Program volunteers serve hot kosher meals every Sunday to 20-25 low-income seniors at one of our senior housing sites in Kipps Bay, Manhattan. Residents are invited from different nearby Met Council senior housing sites to attend this program. Some volunteer duties include setting up, waiting on the clients, serving lunch, and – most importantly – socializing with our clients. Volunteers include teen and young professional groups.
    • 120 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY,
    • 212-453-9508
    • volunteer[at]metcouncil.org
  6. DOROT Package Deliveries
    DOROT mobilizes volunteers of all ages to improve the lives of the elderly. Our intergenerational programs engage youth in volunteer activities within an educational framework, increase their sensitivity to the needs of the elderly, and further their commitment to service. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to visit a senior in their home and bring a gift package of traditional foods and holiday items. Visits take place on the East and Upper West Side of Manhattan as well as in Westchester.
    • 171 West 85th St, New York, NY,
    • Sean ReYes
    • 212-769-2850
    • jturner[at]dorotusa.org
  7. Bon Secours New York Health System
    The Magic Moments program uniquely blends two groups of people who are often marginalized in American society: developmentally challenged teenagers and nursing home residents who have dementia. Through the program, which runs daily from 9:30 am to 11:45 am, the students assist Nursing and Therapeutic Recreation staff by setting up a resident lounge with games such as beanbag and/or ball toss and various art projects. The students model their interactions on those of the professional staff, working as a team, co-leading activities, encouraging residents to participate, and serving them refreshments. The Magic Moments program has pioneered a way for these young people with developmental challenges to provide direct support and encouragement to residents who have dementia, taking them from behind the scenes into the spotlight.
    • 2975 Independence Ave, Riverdale, NY,
    • Judith Turner
    • 7185481700
    • nadine_baker[at]bshsi.org
  8. Evening Edition – My Second Home
    The Evening Edition at My Second Home begins at 3pm and ends at 7pm. The first hour is group therapy and peer group support led by a social worker to provide an opportunity for participants to address any challenges they may be experiencing due to their diagnosis. The intergenerational aspects of the program begin at 4pm starting with a current events discussion using i-Pad technology with local high school students. We are currently running an art history project with an after school group of children whose ages range from 8-10 years old. We use technology to show artwork done by the Great Masters and do a hands-on art project inspired by what we saw. The evening culminates with a farm fresh dinner enjoyed by both the Evening Edition Participants and the high school students. After dinner the students teach participants how they can stay connected to friends using social media.
    • 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY,
    • 914-241-0770
    • rbellamy[at]fsw.org
  9. Warwick Day Care Center
    Warwick Day Care Center is located on a shared site with two senior care facilities. On Fridays the preschoolers visit with the seniors and sing with them. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 18 Grand Street, Warwick, NY,
    • Julie Chetney
    • 845-986-4706
    • warwickdaycare[at]yahoo.com
  10. Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living – Bishop’s Commons Assistive Living Residence
    Since 2000, Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living has embraced children of all ages with creative and age appropriate activities and programs. They utilize a neighboring elementary school, day care, and SUNY state college students to foster interaction and friendships with the seniors living at Bishop's Commons. On a weekly basis, our community creates activities for any age that is interactive and meaningful where children and seniors learn from each other, share experiences and life stories, and simply have fun. It begins with the youngest of ages, where infants join seniors for “Lullaby Baby Socials” where singing, rocking, and floor time is simple and easy, yet fulfilling for everyone. Bishop’s Commons staff works to make a meaningful child/senior interaction and experience whenever the opportunity arises so much that the enriched living residence has acquired a reputation around the entire Oswego community where schools that are farther away are calling to bring their students in to benefit from the programs.
    • 4 Burkle Street, Oswego, NY,
    • Jessica Zeccardi
    • (315) 349-0799, (315)-349-0797 (fax)
    • jchetney[at]bcommons.com
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