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Sharing Our Spaces: How Intergenerational Shared Sites Maximize Infrastructure Investments and Benefit All Generations
Intergenerational shared sites are a unique type of intergenerational program that pair younger generations with older adults in the same physical location, that build relationships and bring them together with activities or programs such as art, music, cooking, or yoga. These sites reduce social isolation, create livable communities, positively impact all participants’ lives, and allow programs to share costs and save money. During the COVID-19 pandemic, shared sites were able to pivot and connect the generations safely while keeping them physically apart and many served first responders and frontline workers by providing quality, reliable childcare. As we work to rebuild from the pandemic, shared sites are an incredible way to reconnect isolated individuals effectively and efficiently. Government investments in COVID-19 relief and infrastructure can and should be used to develop or enhance intergenerational shared sites.

Join Generations United and The Eisner Foundation for a virtual briefing on intergenerational shared sites participants will learn the value and importance of shared sites and how policies can encourage their development and enhancement.

Speakers include:
Donna M. Butts, Executive Director, Generations United, Washington, DC
Trent Stamp, CEO, The Eisner Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Carla Moore, Co-CEO, United Methodist Community House, Grand Rapids, MI
Joanne Thomson, President & CEO, Benevilla, Suprise, AZ
Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Early Learning, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Ali Hard, Staff, House Committee on Education and Labor

Oct 14, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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