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Public health organizations: Integrating generations for healthier communities and improved well-being.

Join us as we dive into the topic of collaboration. Discover how working together can create impactful, enriching experiences that bridge generations and strengthen our communities. All are welcome. ASL & Spanish Interpretations are available.

 

January 25, 2024: 11:00 am-12:30pm MDT

LinkAGES Collaborative Network Meeting

Social Connection Heals

Modern society is experiencing a mental health crisis– one that impacts youth, older adults, and those from vulnerable communities especially hard. Social connection– especially between generations– heals the individual and communities according to the U.S. Surgeon General's 2023 Advisory. 

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In 2022, 42% of adolescents felt persistently sad and hopeless.

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50% of individuals 60+ are at risk of social isolation.

LinkAGES connects youth and older adults in intergenerational programs

LinkAGES Connects, established in 2018, prevents and reduces the loneliness and social isolation experienced by youth and older adults, especially those from vulnerable communities.

 

We design, sustain, and support high-quality intergenerational programs to connect generations, decrease ageism, and support healthier communities.

Our Impacts Since 2018

1200 +
Participants ages 5 months -100 years old
Nonprofits for social impact: Connecting generations to drive positive change and address societal challenges.
40+
Partners since 2018
Coping strategies for young people
50+
Intergenerational Programs
Mental health resources for youth and older adults

Insights

Latest Stories from Our Blog

Rural America, mental health, connecting generations

How Rural Communities are Reweaving Social Ties Amongst Youth & Older Adults. Read more.

Loneliness and social isolation prevention: Combating isolation through intergenerational programs.

Centura Health Advancement & Equity Fund Awards $75K Grant for LGBTQIA Unboxed Program.

Local senior centers and community events

Frozen Moments: Where Photography & Memory Meet

Partners Spotlight

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Ways to Engage

LinkAGES Collaborative Network
Grant funding for community programs

For: Those interested in intergenerational connections and community programs. Meet quarterly to learn, engage, and collaborate.

Next Meetings:

January 25, 2024: Collaboration

April 25, 2024: Measuring Impact

Online Community & Resource Hub
Best practices for community programs

For:  Facilitators, Youth, Older Adults, and Funders

Access programmatic toolkits, trainings, and resources. Host and participate in intergenerational programs , and stay connected!

Speaking Engagements
Loneliness and social isolation prevention: Combating isolation through intergenerational programs.

LinkAGES staff and facilitators are available for panels, in-person and virtual convenings, artistic readings, and keynote speaking opportunities.

Learn More

Calendar

11/30/23

CHTA: Get Down to Get Up

Collective Healing Through Art presents Get Down to Get Up. Life will often present you with unexpected and challenging choices. Join us in this two-part series on building resilience. During session one we will unpack how to get down strategically to elevate or evolve. 

1/25/24

COLLABORATIVE NETWORK MEETING

11:00am-12:30pm Collaboration is one of the most common barriers to facilitating intergenerational programming. Learn about best practices from experts & peers at our quarterly meeting. 

4/25/24

COLLABORATIVE NETWORK MEETING

11:00am-12:30pm Measuring impact– AKA evaluation– is one of the most common barriers to facilitating intergenerational programming. Learn about best practices from experts & peers at our quarterly meeting. 

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