Into the 19th century in America, older and younger people often learned and worked side-by-side, and multigenerational households were the norm. But as we moved into a more industrialized world in the 20th century, we began to segregate young and old in all areas of life. In today’s society, how can young people understand what it means to age well without contact with older people? How can generations share wisdom and experiences without regular interaction? With increased health and longevity, we see an increase in multigenerational societies.
This article has some ideas for re-creating intergenerational communities. READ MORE.