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Intergenerational programs are most effective when staff members of the adult and child programs collaborate to plan activities.
Practically speaking, collaborating takes a concerted effort. Merely setting aside time to discuss plans is a hurdle. Children and adults of different ages have different interests, strengths, and needs. Staff members can review the developmental strengths and needs of children and adults in the program to inform activities for the two age groups.
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May 3, 2019