As defined by the International Consortium for Intergenerational Programs, “Intergenerational programs” are “social vehicles that create purposeful and ongoing exchange of resources and learning among older and younger generations...Intergenerational programs are activities that increase cooperation and exchange between any two generations…there is a sharing of skills, knowledge, and experience. Integral to these programs are experiences that are mutually beneficial, that meet some needs of both populations and that foster growth, understanding and friendship between the generations”.
The RDKB aims to identify challenges and opportunities for "age-friendly" programs in our communities. Please see the following links for more information:
"Somehow we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, a knowledge of the past, and a sense of the future." - Margaret Mead