Social connectedness and community involvement are two of the most powerful determinants of health and well-being, but what does staying connected really look like for older adults living in a Generations of Hope Community (GHC)?
This article from The Chicago Reader explores the inherent diversity found at Hope Meadows and addresses GHDC’s work to spread the model nationwide.
Read the original article by Steve Bogira on the Chicago Reader website.…
Hope Meadows was designed to provide community support to families adopting children from foster care. It is the first intentional intergenerational neighborhood of its kind, where the gifts and talents of all residents contribute to the well being of people of all ages.
2011. Power, M. B., Mitchell, E. T., Eheart, B. K., & Hopping, D. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(3), 281-292.
The case for providing a senior housing alternative at Hope Meadows so that older adults will be able to age in community, continuing to sustain and be sustained by meaningful intergenerational relationships until the end of life, keeping the circle of care unbroken