In my last post I shared 4 tips for an awesome intergenerational session. Today’s focus is on resources to help you plan your awesome intergenerational sessions.
Knowing what others have done can you more confident in what you create. Seeing other ideas can also get your creative juices flowing.
Generations United: This organization has resources on its website. Subscribe to their emails to hear what others are doing. Join their Facebook group to be connected with others leading intergenerational programs.
Check out the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. Staying informed on research and practices can be very helpful.
There are many music resources available for intergenerational programs.
- Musical Bridges: Intergenerational Music Programs(*affiliate link) provides short session plans for connecting preschoolers and seniors
- Intergenerational blog posts here on Music Sparks.
- “Music Therapy and Geriatric Populations” has a section on intergenerational programming.
- If you are connecting preschoolers and seniors, check out “ Sparking Lives with Themes and Music” (*affiliate link). Resources for single and multi-week sessions are provided.
- Become a intergenerational member of Session Cafe. (*affiliate link) You’ll have access to helpful tips, tools and dozens on session starters.