Resources: Shared places and spaces
Shared Places and Spaces
St Monica's Trust is the setting for the popular Channel 4 show Older People's Homes for 4 Year Olds. They have produced a guide for older people who are taking part in intergenerational activity.
Within the walls of a rather nondescript former community center in a high-poverty neighbourhood of Columbus, Ohio, some magic happens everyday when young children and older adults at Champion Intergenerational Enrichment and Education Center get together, often in the multipurpose room that bridges the childcare and older adult areas of the building.
What happens when a 96 year old and a 4 year old become friends? Laura Haggarty, Care About Physical Activity advisor tell us.
Recommendation: build new suitable housing, such as intergenerational and lifetime homes that are adaptable, flexible, inclusive and affordable across all tenures.
Never before has the opportunity to unite the generations under one roof been greater.
Introducing and implementing intergenerational shared site programs is no small task.
This review develops our understanding of the potential for such approaches and the pre-requisites to increase the likelihood of successful impact.
This report outlines the findings of Emma Garland’s, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Traveling Fellowship, looking at intergenerational housing in the USA.