Intergenerational relationships and connections prove to be valuable in more ways than 1….How About 10.

Below are some findings from recent research on intergenerational relationships, particularly the grandparent-grandchild relationship (grandchildren and adult grands):

A study by the Department of Sociology and the Institute of Aging at Boston College, said of the results: “We found that an emotionally close grandparent-adult grandchild relationship was associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations.The greater emotional support grandparents and adult grandchildren received from one another, the better their psychological health.”

Grandmother and bride dancing

Grandparents and older grandchildren who have good relationships with each other are less likely to suffer from depression, according to a study presented at the American Sociological Associations 108th annual meeting.

LeadingAge’s article on senior housing and childcare: The Marvin: How Intergenerational Programming Enriches Lives of Young and Old

The Good Samaritan Society hosts events promoting intergenerational relationships: Denton Village

Read about a couple living at Westminster Shores part of Westminster Communities of Florida, “Freedom for a Fresh Start.

Enjoy this article in ParentLife Magazine: Grandparents indeed ‘grand’ for kids


Longterm Living Magazine’s article, CCRC’s Intergenerational Program Featured on National News.

Discover the Legacy Project: Create your life, connect with others, change the world. The Legacy Project at is a big-picture research, learning, and social innovation group.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America discusses their Intergenerational Program.

Check out this article from ExperienceLife: The Value of Intergenerational Relationships

Kyle Robinson

Written by Kyle Robinson

Kyle is a Co-Founder of Wellzesta, a mWellness technology company specializing in senior adult health.

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