Our Intergenerational Program aims to bring community youth and older adults together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities and initiatives by promoting a greater understanding and respect between generations. We do this through partnerships with local organizations.
Some of the aims of our intergeneration program are to increase awareness of aging among younger people in communities, improve the ability for communities to increase the well-being of older adults, and develop and implement a “train-the-trainer” program that allows community members to teach younger people about aging, intergenerational programming and possible interventions.
In Nicaragua, we are actively working with ROTARACT to create unique community responses to bring young and old together. One example is our program in Ocotal, Nicaragua where the ROTARACT has committed to getting ramps in the local care facility.
In Oregon, our Ties That Bind program identifies issues of both grandparents and their grandchildren and develops mutually helpful strategies around these issues.