Title

A comprehensive intergenerational programmatic partnership: Initial issues and outcomes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-26-2001

Abstract

Ithaca College, a private, comprehensive college in upstate New York, and Longview, a residential community designed for older adults and operated by the Ithacare Center, have entered into a unique programmatic partnership to promote intergenerational educational and social opportunities between the members of the two communities. The college’s connection with Ithacare dates back to the early 1970s when students and faculty began to interact with Ithacare’s residents and staff. Ithacare’s decision to build a new facility incorporating both adult care and independent apartments for older adults on land made available by the College has created the opportunity for a significant expansion of the existing relationship. This article outlines the extensive planning process used to ensure the success of the partnership, the programmatic initiatives implemented during the first full semester of programming and the initial outcomes of this preliminary phase. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: Website: . © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

Volume Number

21

First Page

39

Last Page

54

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.1300/J021v21n04_04

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