Intergenerational community building focuses on connecting children and youth with older adults to foster stronger social bonds and help build respect across age groups.
These connections help individuals of different generations cultivate friendships, understanding, and compassion while collectively strengthening ties to their community. Encouraging intergenerational relationships helps to prevent social isolation. Social isolation makes people of all ages vulnerable to loneliness, depression, and/or abuse, neglect, and self-neglect.
Resources provided here are meant to inspire the creation of intergenerational projects for CRNs. BC CRN’s Intergenerational Community Guide includes activities and resources to show how intergenerational practice creates the potential for individuals of all-ages to demonstrate that it is not right to mistreat anyone.