Stanford Social Innovation Review recently released a series on intergenerational work.
One article in the series The Power of Proximity: Co-Locating Childcare and Eldercare Programs by Generations United’s Donna Butts and Shannon Jarrott focuses on co-located sites in the USA:
It’s a great piece with many important messages about the benefits of shared spaces.
Over 85% of older people interviewed would prefer to live in a multi-generational community that a single-age facility.
The most important sentence in the whole piece describes co-located environments as joyful places.
Feeling joyful is the glue that connects people by promoting a sense of belonging, value, dignity and respect.
Let’s build a groundswell of support for more co-located intergenerational projects and programmes as part of social prescribing models!