• Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho¬†storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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  • Can Housing-Based Programming Bridge the Generational Divide?

    BY GERALYN MAGAN Preliminary findings from a new LeadingAge/Generations United survey show that housing-based intergenerational programs are bringing tangible benefits to participants of all ages, as well as housing community staff.¬† Independent living communities in the United States are using a variety of strategies and funding mechanisms to forge strong connections between older residents and […]

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