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Shared Spaces

Intergenerational shared sites are settings where children, youth and older adults participate in services and/or programs concurrently at the same site or on the same campus.  Participants interact during regular planned intergenerational activities, as well as through informal encounters. In addition to shared sites, these settings can be referred to as intergenerational spaces, centers, care/day care, etc.

Generations United's created and operates the National Center on Intergenerational Shared Sites to provide training, technical assistance, toolkits and guides, program recognition, seed grants, networking, and other activities to support this emerging field.

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This work is supported by a grant from MetLife Foundation.


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A video clip of older adults with children at the Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home went viral (over 20 million views), but the clip doesn’t credit our friend and filmmaker, Evan Briggs, who’s working on the Present Perfect documentary, from which the clip was “illegally ripped” (Evan’s own words). Here's a video of the larger project. Learn more about resources for intergenerational shared sites like Providence Mount St. Vincent.


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