United States Environmental protection Agency says :
Intergenerational Programs benefit our Elders: a)Enhances Socialization b)Stimulates Learning c)Increases Emotional Support d) Improves Health.
For our Youths: a)Enhances Social Skills b) Improves Academic performance c)Decreases Drug use d) increases stability.
For our Community: a)Strengthens Community b)Cultural Exchange c)Inspires Collaboration d)Expands service, Maximizes Financial and Human resources.
Lowered Empathy Of Youths :
According to research done by University of Michigan on May 28, 2010, college Kids are 40% lower on Empathy test compared to than 20yrs ago.
Increased Suicidal Rate Of Elderly :
According to the Dept of health and human services, the suicide among elderly (65 or older) is a very serious growing problem.
Social Isolation Leaves Elderly At Risk For Heart Trouble :
According to the research done by University of California at Irvine says
The Elderly and Social Isolation :
Michael K. Gusmano( Columbia University) and Victor G. Rodwin (New York University) Growing Older, Vulnerability and Social Isolation Feb 13, 2006
SOCIAL ISOLATION AND THE ELDERLY: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES Professor dr. Anja Machielse :
Paper presented at the ‘2006 Shanghai International Symposium fon caring for the Elderly’, workshop ‘Community & Care for the elderly ‘people are less able to fall back on social bonds like family and neighborhood
First Ever Study of Senior Isolation in NYC Finds Elderly at Significant Risk of “Aging in the Shadows” with No or Limited Social Contact :
Contact: Jessica Walker, Policy Analyst, 212-967-0322 x330, firstname.lastname@example.org
O - Youth Development :