We know the power of intergenerational programs and workplaces, so how can we assure our field is tapping into all generations of talent? This graduation season, Stria is looking how we can encourage more young people to enter the longevity market.
Following are stories that dive into the power of intergenerational programs, careers in aging and perspectives from young longevity market professionals.
The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations
This essay is adapted from Marc Freedman’s book “How to Live Forever.” How can bringing the generations together chip away at problems?
Are We Shifting Back Toward Intergenerational Lives?
Should we be looking more closely at how to foster connections between generations? Intergenerational advocates say yes.
A Vaccination against Ageism and a Prescription for Longevity
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver of Bridges Together says intergenerational programs can change views on aging. How do longevity market organizations lead the way?
Time to Turn up the Volume on Intergenerational Programs
Trent Stamp, CEO of Eisner Foundation, says senior housing is too clean and quiet. Are more intergenerational programs the solution?
How Do We Draw More Young People Into Careers in Aging?
Traditional incentives don’t appear to be enough. What can we do to get more young people to work in the industry?
Gerontologists Becoming a Hotter Hire as Consumers Age
Companies outside the traditional field of aging are starting to recognize the value of gerontologists in an aging society.
The Expanding Field of Elder Law
Older people are taking legal steps to protect themselves, while law enforcement gets more aggressive. Today, elder law practitioners are in demand as never before.
A Younger Professional’s Perspective on Intergenerational Programs
Emily Merritt, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
A Young Longevity Market Entrepreneur
Leda Rosenthal, Alz You Need
A Social Worker and Educator Focused on Aging
Cal J. Halvorsen, Boston College
Stria will continue to publish Q&As with younger longevity market professionals.