Respect and Social Inclusion

Everyone wants to feel valued. Intergenerational activities are a great way for young and old to learn from one another, honor what each has to offer and, at the same time, feel good about themselves.


  • A Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men - The absence of men’s participation in cultural arts activities can have a devastating impact on their health and well-being as they age. Engaging with the arts and related activities can help prevent loneliness and provide a person's daily life with meaning and pleasure. (The Baring Foundation)
  • Intergenerational Projects for the LGBT Community: A Tool Kit to Inspire and Inform - Aimed at practitioners, but also policy makers and educators, the tool kit addresses the lack of interaction between older and younger lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, which then leads to an absence of any kind of intergenerational support or positive older role models. The tool covers how to develop a process model to help set up an intergenerational LGBT project. (The International Longevity Centre)
  • Active Living and Social Equity: Creating Healthy Communities for All Residents - The International City/County Management Association provides a tool box of local government strategies for promoting active living equitably and highlights notable examples of local initiatives from around the country. (ICMA)
  • For more AARP resources on Respect and Social Inclusion, visit their website.