Intergenerational Programs

Intergenerational programs bring people of different ages together to learn, build relationships, and have fun. They benefit both the younger and older people who participate as well as challenge ageist beliefs we may hold about people younger or older than ourselves.

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Eskaton residential communities are matched with elementary schools to create intergenerational friendship and exchange. Students visit Eskaton communities and stay in touch with their senior "buddies."

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Eskaton residents and participating students

Phone: (916) 334-0810

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.eskaton.org/kids-connection

This national non-profit organization works to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration and public policy advocacy. There website offers information about intergenerational programs and policy issues that impact older and younger people.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 80 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202)289-3979

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.gu.org/

This intergenerational tutoring program matches older adults with children to help with reading skills.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: must be 50 or older, possess a high school diploma or GED, complete a criminal background check, and be available to serve at least 4 hours per week during the school year.

Address: 420 I Street, Suite 5, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 442-4228

Email: volunteers@sccsc.org

Website: https://sccsc.org/experiencecorps/

Note: no prior teaching experience required, volunteers receive 12 hours of pre-service training and ongoing training

Volunteers work with infants and children in schools, day care centers, hospitals, and other settings. Volunteer activities may include caring for children who have been abused or neglected, tutoring and mentoring, or helping children at risk of dropping out of school or substance abuse. Foster Grandparents receive a small stipend and other benefits.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: must be 55 or older, enjoy working with children, and be willing to serve at least 15 hours per week

Phone: (916) 875-3569 or (916) 875-3631

Website: https://dcfas.saccounty.net/SAS/Pages/Senior-Volunteer-Services/FGP-(Foster-Grandparents-Program)--.aspx

Note: volunteers receive non-taxable hourly stipend, reimbursement for transportation, an annual physical exam, specialized training, and community recognition

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