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Intergenerational programs are most effective when activities support interaction among intergenerational partners.
The partners in intergenerational programs are the adults and the children. Individually, children may not have developed particular skills in their thinking or motor functioning. Adults possess skills that children have not developed, but they may also have diminishing abilities in sight, hearing, memory, or hand functioning. Partners may need skills that the other has to engage fully in an activity.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
April 9, 2015