Intergenerational Placemaking

The Next Generation of senior wants a different type of senior living community.  This next generation will expect, at a minimum, the best of what current communities offer: residential and universal design throughout, independence with the ability to age in place, access to quality health care if needed, personalized programs and services,  and excellent services and programs. However, in addition, we also believe they will desire communities that offer:

  • Intergenerational programs and services to provide greater connection to the surrounding neighborhood and the community at large;
  • Design that creates a true feeling of neighborhood and sense of place by incorporating placemaking, new urbanism and mixed-use elements.

In other words, communities that don’t look or feel like traditional “seniors housing”.

See below for recent articles and resources about senior living projects incorporating intergenerational design and programming and placemaking.  Further below we also have a bibliography on recommended books on these topics.