Intergenerational Solutions for Healthy Aging in Michigan

Generations United, with support from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, is planning and piloting an intergenerational initiative with Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan.

The project is designed to decrease social isolation among older adults while increasing interest in health professions focused on older adults among young people.  During the one-year feasibility, planning and pilot phase, teams of local Girl Scouts and older adults will work together to explore issues facing older adults in their community and identify intergenerational solutions to increase social connections between generations.


Project Overview

Project Team:

The project team is led by Generations United senior fellow Bruce Astrein a Michigan native and resident of Ann Arbor. His team includes Don Jost, retired executive director of the Michigan 4-H Foundation, Dr. Abbie Lawrence-Jacobson who is the project’s evaluator, and Sheri Steinig, Generations United’s special projects director.