Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2012
The Meadows School Project: Case Study of a Unique Shared Site Intergenerational Program
ARLENE J. CARSON, PhD, KAREN M. KOBAYASHI, PhD, and VALERIE S. KUEHNE, PhD, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Intergenerational shared site programs are defined as programs in which children and/or youth and older adults participate in ongoing services and programming concurrently at the same site (or on the same campus within close proximity) and where participants interact during regularly scheduled, planned intergenerational activities as well as through informal encounters (Goyer, 2001). This paper presents findings from a study of an innovative intergenerational program that does not strictly meet Goyer’s criteria defining a shared site program but whose goals, outcomes, and challenges closely match those of shared site programs.
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