Host an Intergenerational Event

Hosting intergenerational events are a fun way to get young people engaged with the aging services field. Invite young people (all ages! Small children to young adults) to spend time with the people you serve. Consider activities such as:

  • Reading books  
  • Art projects
  • Cooking, baking, decorating cookies
  • Celebrating an upcoming holiday
  • Playing games
  • Playing or walking in a local park
  • Feature a historical speaker and facilitate a discussion
  • Host piano recitals, choir concerts, or student presentations
  • Scrapbooking
  • Writing memoirs
  • Storytelling
  • Cleaning or organizing
  • Planting in a garden
  • Yoga, Tai Chi, walking, meditation, aerobics
  • Academic tutoring

We know that it is common for staff to work in our field because of a positive experience or close relationship with an older adult during formative years. Events like this are an opportunity to facilitate those moments for young people in your community. Be sure to check out the Caring Careers Start Here website for community event resources and to connect existing events to the Open Hearts Open House event campaign!

You can also check out these examples and additional tools from other organizations:

Need Help?

We're here to help you! Contact:

  • Jenna Kellerman
  • Director of Workforce Solutions
  • 651.659.1436 or 800.462.5368