Building Bonds Across Generations


Contemporary American society is deeply age segregated. Youth spend most of their time in school or with peers and older people head to senior centers and retirement communities. Yet a yearning for connections is palpable across the age spectrum and innovators are responding with models that bring the generations together in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. Success stories include home-sharing and other living arrangements to link students and seniors, national service programs, and activist groups that build on the strengths and knowledge embedded in both the young and the old.

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