Intergenerational shared sites are a unique type of intergenerational programs that pair younger generations with older adults in the same physical location, with periodic activities or programs that bring them together.
Intergenerational shared sites make sense, in terms of reducing social isolation, creating livable communities and positively impacting participants’ lives. People of all ages have built-in opportunities to create meaningful relationships, find motivation, improve skills, and feel the joy of connection. In addition, shared sites create cost-efficiencies of sharing space, resources, personnel, rent and more.
The information presented in this fact sheet comes directly from the two reports develop by Generations United and The Eisner Foundation:
- All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive (2018).
- The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look At Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old (2019)