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Develop Communities that Provide Opportunities for Positive Intergenerational Interaction to Reduce Intergenerational Conflict

January 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm Comments are off for this post

Intergenerational conflict is being promoted by interest groups who would like to see public supports and services reduced for young and old alike. Lack of positive intergenerational contact increases the divide between generations. Family mobility has decreased opportunities for natural interactions between grandparents and grandchildren. By working across disciplines ( architecture, education, etc.) and engaging community stakeholders in our research and intervention development and implementation, we can develop the policy and programmatic structures that foster inter generational collaboration