McKnight Senior Living
A Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will launch a cross-generational dialogue program at 12 senior living communities around age literacy and awareness.
Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities is partnering with Generations Over Lunch to bring in AmeriCorps volunteers and youth activists, together with senior living residents to break down stigmas surrounding aging.
Table leaders will use a predetermined set of questions to open dialogue and generate conversations between the generations. Questions revolve around volunteer experiences, misconceptions about generations, and hopes for the future.
“The willingness to collaborate and create intergenerational community experiences speaks to their innovative brilliance and agility,” said Kate Abate, MSG, Juniper program director and gerontologist.
Patricia Jacobs, head of Juniper’s Catalyst program, told McKnight’s Senior Living that the Generations Over Lunch program “thoroughly aligns with everything we care about and are moving toward with our Catalyst program.”