EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, we feature intergenerational program ideas that were tried and successful. This series is a tool to highlight various age-optimized programs and practices. The program descriptions are provided by representatives of the programs. Inclusion in this series does not imply Generations United’s endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs.
This week’s cool idea is the Massachusetts-based Treehouse Foundation, which is an intentional intergenerational neighborhood that surrounds children impacted by foster care with people of all ages who care about them and are actively investing in their lives.
Designed to support families who are fostering and adopting children from the public foster care system, Treehouse is a caring, multi-generational neighborhood.
The community includes twelve family homes with three, four or five bedrooms and 48 one-bedroom cottages designed for seniors.
The community has been carefully laid out to insure that families and seniors are interspersed around Treehouse Circle with the Community Center being a central gathering space.
Got something cool you tried that was successful? Share the inspiration. You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!