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LeadingAge members are an integral part of four of the five Generations United “America’s Best Intergenerational Communities.” The communities were honored on March 28, at an event on Capitol Hill.The event, which was co-sponsored by the MetLifeFoundation, honored communities with innovative intergenerational programs and practices. The five winners are:
LeadingAge members participated in the applications for all the winners with the exception of Lamoni, IA. The mayor of Oberlin, Ohio, mentioned Kendal at Oberlin in his remarks about how the retirement community has been an integral partner in intergenerational activities. Wesleyan Homes, Inc. of Texas also supported their city's application.
Generations United is the national membership organization focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. They represent more than 100 national, state, and local organizations representing more than 70 million Americans. Since 1986, Generations United has served as a resource for policymakers and the public on the economic, social, and personal imperatives of intergenerational cooperation.