ERIC Number: ED364724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Intergenerational Programs: Weaving Hearts and Minds.
Duggar, Margaret Lynn; And Others
This publication spotlights the success and diversity of Florida's many intergenerational programs. It describes what intergenerational programming is and the three community needs that intergenerational programs address. Statistics on older persons as well as youth and families in Florida are followed by a listing of what intergenerational programs can do. The challenge of bringing people together to support each other, to learn, and to share learning experiences is set forth. Eight programs that represent a sample of some of Florida's intergenerational activities are profiled. They reflect diversity in scope of the programming, administrative complexity, and funding sources. Each program profile consists of some or all of these components: name of intergenerational program, agency, address, contact person, telephone number, program description, year program began, goals, program strengths and weaknesses, hours of service provided per month, special events/projects, materials developed, and comments. These programs are included: Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, Rainbow Intergenerational Child Care, School Mentors, My Favorite Older Person Essay Contest, Bridge Building, Hands Across the Ages, Sunshine Singers Intergenerational Chorus, The Silver Liners, Foster Grandparent Programs, and Rockin' Readers. Information on how to get involved is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Age Groups, Community Programs, Demonstration Programs, Helping Relationship, Human Services, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, State Programs, Youth
Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education, Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement, Florida Education Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.; Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.