Strengthening Intergenerational Bonds in Immigrant and Refugee Communitites
Philadelphia, PA: The Intergenerational Health Center at Temple University
2013, 34 pages
This report aims to promote healthy aging in refugee and immigrant communities by developing programming designed to build meaningful relationships among non-familial youth and older adults and to increase the capacity of ethnic-based community organizations to strengthen intergenerational connectedness. This report presents four case studies that highlight recruitment strategies, key intergenerational activities, challenges, and outcomes for fostering intergenerational connections, and concludes with a summary of promising practices, benefits, and recommendations for practitioners.