Young and old share meals in the school canteen, open up each other’s worlds in the process, and engage in communal activities.
A dying village in rural Lithuania is saved by rebuilding the intergenerational community around folklore songs, reviving the village centre, and bringing current and former inhabitants together in a social media group.
This project in Milan represents ‘a meal across generations’ as senior citizens share their lunchtime with schoolchildren, increasing social cohesion.
An interactive game for all ages challenges prejudices, discrimination, and hate speech in society, involving school children, educators, entrepreneurs, and local communities.
Students receive free accommodation for 30 hours per month of their time to support the care of elderly care home residents.
Low-cost intergenerational flat-sharing creates greater social cohesion between students and the elderly.
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
Well-trained senior citizens volunteer to provide newborn babies with critically needed physical closeness when the parents cannot be there – to reduce infant stress and keep newborns’ immune systems strong.
Community urban gardening brings residents closer to nature and strengthens social ties in a large city.
An innovative integrated design project facilitates social cohesion and intergenerational residential communities, to prepare for an ageing society.