There was a time in this country when it was not unusual for three and sometimes four generations of one family to live near one another or even within the same household. Today, however, there is a rather different picture of the American family—one in which generations very commonly live in separate states and sometimes separate countries, thanks to a number of factors that have had societal benefits but have also created our current conundrum of generational segregation.
According to research cited in the report, intergenerational engagement offers many benefits:
Let’s add to the conversation that bringing young and old together helps to change perceptions about aging. With meaningful interaction comes a more positive view about being old.