Intergenerational Play Spaces- Social Media Toolkit

May 1, 2023
Stephanie Firestone and Julia Glassman for AARP Equity by Design- Principles in Action
Play is not only beneficial but essential for people of all ages. Today, there is increasing interest in the benefits of not only play itself, but specifically people from younger and older generations playing together. The built environment in our communities plays a critical role in facilitating this intergenerational engagement and play. Approaches such as Intergenerational Contact Zones (ICZs) introduce strategies for promoting social inclusion and belonging, employing novel ways of planning and designing public spaces to create intergenerationally enriched environments that provide mutual benefits as well as counteract ageism and age-related stereotypes.
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