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Tried and True presents intergenerational opportunities used at Virginia Tech’s Neighbors Growing Together program. The Neighbors program consists of a child development center and adult day services program and significant experience studying intergenerational programming involving preschoolers and frail elders with physical and cognitive impairment.
Generations United is pleased to collaborate with the Neighbors Growing Together team to present this handbook of activities that can be used at shared sites or other intergenerational programs. These activities are targeted to young children and frail elders but many could be easily adapted or modified for use with other populations.
In addition to plans for specific intergenerational activities, the guide provides a brief background on shared sites, recommendations on developing your own intergenerational opportunities, steps in activity planning, evaluation templates suitable for reproduction, references to additional resources and tips for facilitators of intergenerational activities.