doesn’t mean that nothing is being done. Within the last month, we were officially granted our 501 C3 non profit status. I went to visit intergenerational Centers in Greenwood South Carolina which has been in operation for 16 years and in Jacksonville, Florida which has been open for 30 years. They both were thriving, safe, clean and the staff in both places were very supportive of the intergenerational philosophy.
I have been exploring funding avenues have made contact with the Department of Elder Affairs in Tallahassee who is supportive of our project. I have been working interviewing builders and architects to get a firmer idea on what this project will cost and what it will look like.
I also made contact with a Professor at UF Sarasota/Manatee who co-wrote the only book I found ever written on Intergenerational Philosophies. I will be meeting with her this week.
I am also pursuing contacts with Temple University’s Intergenerational Department and Generations United and their Intergenerational Departments. Plans are being made to go to the first International Intergenerational Conference in Milwaukee in June.