Juniper Communities Partners with Generations Over Lunch to Spur Cross Generational Conversations on MLK Day of Service
Working with AmeriCorps volunteers, Juniper’s senior living residents will engage in dialogues with youth activists on MLK, Jr. Day of Service, January 16, 2023
“Juniper has always stood out as a phenomenal place for older adults to live; but their social engagement and wellness culture really champion Juniper as the space where connection thrives.”— Kate Abate, MSG, GOL Program Director
BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2023/ EINPresswire.com / -- Juniper Communities, a leading provider of senior living communities, has partnered with Generations Over Lunch, in an effort to promote cross generational dialogue. Working in conjunction with AmeriCorps volunteers and individuals in the community, the vision for this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is to bring youth activists from the Gen Z and Millennial generations together with senior living residents to connect and build a relationship across the age continuum.
This nationally elevated conversation around age literacy, awareness, and new possibilities for seniors and visitors of all ages grew out of the Death Over Dinner and Drugs Over Dinner platform created by Michael Hebb; and the Generations Over Dinner model championed by Chip Conley, founder of Modern Elder Academy. These immensely successful events have demonstrated the importance of bringing curious minds together to engage in important conversations.
Of distinction to the Generations Over Lunch event is that AmeriCorps volunteers of all ages are being given the opportunity to participate and experience the wisdom well and alchemy that is created with intergenerational groups break bread together, rather than being asked to staff or support an event for older adults. Part of the breaking the age stigma lies in breaking the traditional barriers for in-kind labor.
Table leaders will have a set of questions to open the dialogue and motivate inquisitiveness and conversations between the various generations.
“As program director and gerontologist, I am personally thrilled to see Juniper Communities jumping onboard to implement the program as a moment’s notice. Their willingness to collaborate and create intergenerational community experiences speaks to their innovative brilliance and agility. Juniper has always stood out as a phenomenal place for older adults to live; but their social engagement and wellness culture really champion Juniper as the space where connection thrives,” said Kate Abate, MSG, Program Director.
The initial launch of Generations Over Lunch will be taking place in twelve Juniper Village communities located in Texas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit, Austin, Texas
Juniper Village at Guadalupe Riverfront, Kerrville, Texas
Juniper Village at Spring Creek, Plano, Texas
Juniper Village at Lincoln Heights, San Antonio, Texas
Juniper Village at Bucks County, Bensalem, PA
Juniper Village at Lebanon, Lebanon, PA
Juniper Village at Meadville, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Juniper Village at South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA
Juniper Village at Brookline, State College, Pennsylvania
Juniper Village at Chatham, Chatham, New Jersey
Juniper Village at Paramus, Paramus, New Jersey
Juniper Village at Williamstown, Williamstown, New Jersey
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About Juniper Communities
Juniper Communities, a leader in quality, value and innovation in long-term care, operates senior living communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Texas that emphasize residents’ well-being, interaction and security. Its approach to housing and care offers residents the opportunity to live a full life, regardless of age or health. Juniper’s innovative Connect4Life program has been proven to improve residents’ care by decreasing hospitalizations, re-hospitalizations and urgent care visits, while offering potential cost savings to public programs such as Medicare. To learn more about the many ways Juniper Communities innovates in support of our residents, visit www.junipercommunities.com.
About Generations Over Dinner/Lunch
Generations Over Dinner is a non-profit and free initiative. The initiative launched with an extraordinary list of community partners and advisors from companies, programs, and institutions around the globe. Generations Over Dinner will also pilot several enterprise programs with leading companies to encourage cross-generational conversations and mutual understanding in a professional setting. For more information visit www.generationsoverdinner.com.
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