Getting Started

This artwork, on display at the Geezer Gallery in Portland, OR, was created by youth and older adult residents of the nearby Bridge Meadows Housing Community

Beginning a new program or partnership can be an exciting endeavor for any organization. Housing organizations are in a unique position to witness the day-to-day impact these programs can have on residents.

Do you think your community might benefit from intergenerational programming? Do you want to strengthen and expand your current activities so they are more meaningful for residents and youth? The following sections can help you assess:

  • Your readiness to begin.
  • The extent to which you use best practices in current programming.
  • Resident interest in intergenerational programming.

See: Assessments | Building Partnerships