Tuesday, September 09, 2014


EDITOR’s NOTE: Each week, we’ll feature intergenerational program ideas that were tried and successful. This series is a tool to highlight various age-optimized programs and practices. The program descriptions are provided by representatives of the programs. Inclusion in this series does not imply Generations United’s endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs.

In part 16 of our series, we feature LinkAbility, a Durham, NC-based social action nonprofit.

For more than five years, LinkAbility has been working with students on social action issues tying them back to their community.

This year, they made a change to include their older adult population. They are seeing an intergenerational culture shift happening.

The Bio Legacy Project, The Garden Legacy Project, Generation Connection and The Alzheimer's Music Project(AMP) are all programs that create the paradigm....come be part of the change at www.linkabilitync.org.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. Youth Jumpstart Grantees can share ideas here. Or just text us through the Facebook Messenger app (friend me to join our Cool Intergenerational Ideas group discussion). We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!  Share the inspiration.

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