top of page


Our communities, our institutions, and the world around us are struggling to respond to major challenges. Solutions to environmental, social, educational, health, economic and other issues often seem to elude our well-intended efforts. What if younger and older people joined forces in an intergenerational pact to make change? Younger people are looking ahead to the next decades of life with a sense of urgency about these issues. Older people are looking back at what has and hasn't worked mindful of their legacy. And all generations are rich with untapped ideas and energies. Join us and a panel of community members and educational partners to explore how we might bring generations together to spark innovation and make progress - beginning with a conversation about climate change and social justice.

View the entire video here.


A Conversation about Climate Change

Matthew Kaplan, Pennsylvania State University

Mick Smyer, Growing Greener

Shānna Pittman-Frank, SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity)

A Conversation about Social Justice

Shavel'le Olivier, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Carrie Andreoletti, Central Connecticut State University

Skye Leedahl, University of Rhode Island


RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging

and Intergenerational Studies

Lasell University - Lasell Village


Encore Boston Network (EBN)

Intergenerational Learning, Research, & Community Engagement (ILRCE) Interest

Group of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

The Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA)

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

By: deleciousfood | July 16, 2023 Finding healthy food is a challenge in some Boston neighborhoods. Mattapan is one of them. For the past 12 years, the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition has worked t

bottom of page