Eisner Foundation Provides $1 Million for Programs Tying Youth and Seniors
In the wake of a report examining America’s shared spaces for both children and seniors, the Eisner Foundation is investing $1 million to support so-called “intergenerational sites” in Los Angeles. Intergenerational shared sites co-locate services for young people and older adults, with activities and events that bring the two populations together.
Eisner Foundation Seeds Efforts to Bridge Youth, Seniors in Los Angeles
The Eisner Foundation announced on Tuesday that it has awarded nearly $1 million to support efforts to bring youth and the elderly together in Los Angeles. Grants were made to a total of eight organizations, including $350,000 to two organizations that work with children in the foster care system.
Wide Public Support for Programs that Pair Youth and Seniors, Little Knowledge of Movement to Build Them
Ask people about intergenerational sites – where older citizens and youth are paired together at the same physical location – and they’ll mostly tell you they have never heard of it.