Intergenerational Programs: Breaking Down Ageist Barriers and Improving Youth Experiences

@inproceedings{Caspar2019IntergenerationalPB,
  title={Intergenerational Programs: Breaking Down Ageist Barriers and Improving Youth Experiences},
  author={Sienna Caspar and Erin Durke Davis and Devan Devan Joseph McNeill and Peter Charles Kellett},
  year={2019}
}
LINKages, a nonprofit organization, aims to bridge the gap between older and younger generations by building intergenerational programs for youth and older adults. The objective of this project was to explore the influence of the LINKages intergenerational program on: a) older adults’ affect and levels of engagement, and b) youth volunteers’ experiences of engagement and perceptions of older adults. An exploratory case study design was used to address the study objectives. Sixty-five residents… CONTINUE READING