Staying Connected: Intergenerational Programs and COVID-19

Includes a Live Event on 04/22/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Interest in intergenerational programming has been increasing in recent years. This appeal is fueled by a recognition that communities across the country have a growing resource in people who are living longer and healthier than ever before. Meanwhile, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has cast a spotlight on the devastation of social isolation for older adults and younger people alike. In this webinar, Generations United will share information on how intergenerational programs have created new opportunities and adapted activities in response to our current remote reality, as well as the valuable lessons learned during this process. Hear from innovative programs across the country — from community gardens to virtual visits — that have been creatively adapting to connect generations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to do so into the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the benefits of intergenerational programs and their role in addressing individual and community needs.
  2. Recognize effective strategies to create high-quality, remote and physically distant intergenerational programs; understand common challenges of remote intergenerational programs; and gain knowledge of successful ways to overcome them.
  3. Understand the tools and resources available to support the development and implementation of intergenerational programs.


NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration. The learning content is available for registration for one year from the date of origination.

Sheri Steinig

Special Projects Director

Generations United (Washington, DC)

Lynn Haglin

Executive DIrector

The Northland Foundation (Duluth, MN)

Katherine Kim

Senior Communications Editor

Koreatown Youth + Community Center, Koreatown Storytelling Program (Los Angeles, CA)

Pam Plimpton

Intergenerational Coordinator

San Diego County Department of Aging & Independence Services (San Diego, CA)

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