If we would not want a specific policy, practice, or program applied to our children or our parents, why would we want it for any other child or adult, especially those who are most vulnerable? Intentional neighboring cultivates new dimensions of care, enhancing the natural web of respect, trust, belonging, and encouragement provided by family and friends.
The simplest acts of neighboring can be powerful, giving meaning and fulfillment to lives while simultaneously healing the invisible wounds carried by those who are most vulnerable.
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)?
A PBS NewsHour segment features Bridge Meadows' innovative approach to affordable supportive housing, and describes the intergenerational relationships that form among residents who live there.
2011. Power, M. B., Mitchell, E. T., Eheart, B. K., & Hopping, D. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(3), 281-292.
Reviews current intervention strategies and examines how the GHC approach innovatively addresses the mental health needs of vulnerable children and youth through intergenerational community.
2007. Power, M. B., Eheart, B. K., Racine, D., & Karnik, N. S. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 5(2), 7-25.