Latest Intergenerationality Stories

2011-03-18 22:27:00

LITTLETON, Colo., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to a unique, new intergenerational opportunity, residents at the Wind Crest full service retirement community in Littleton now have a place to turn when they struggle with their computers and cell phones, need someone to walk their dogs or are short a Scrabble partner. Tara Collins, a high school junior who serves as a waitress and peer trainer in Wind Crest's dining room, has created the program. "I feel that the residents have...

2011-02-14 15:34:59

Concordia study finds leisure time helps grandparents maintain bonds with adult grandchildren A new study has confirmed an old adage: A family that plays together stays together. Researchers from Concordia University and Wilfrid Laurier University examined the ways grandparents can maintain close ties with their adult grandchildren. True to the old maxim, recreation emerged as the glue sealing intergenerational bonds. "Leisure is vital in the formation of bonds that last from generation to...

2010-07-26 22:50:42

Relationships between elder and younger members of a family can be strained and positive and negative in nature, even when affection is shared. A new study from the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that long-term caretaking duties puts further strain on adult parent-child relationships. Authors of the first international comparative study of its kind, analyzed levels of affection and conflict among more than 2,600 parents and children in six developed nations: England, Germany, Israel,...

2010-07-26 12:54:16

Study compares how well parents and adult children get along in six developed nations Tolstoy wrote that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, and a new study in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family finds significant national differences in the degree of conflict between older parents and their adult children. "Given that family life has its basis in the tension between the desire for autonomy and the need for interdependence, it is not surprising that...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.