Healthy Environments Across Generations

My friend Elena, a very wise soul, not long ago told me of her dream for the future.  She spoke of an intergenerational living community in New York City committed to the health and happiness of all its members. Not just within families but across all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, age, and gender lines, elders and youngsters would share their collective wisdom. A grandmother, recently retired, would work in the community food garden with a 10 –year-old looking for a homework break. Of course there are numerous obstacles to achieving this utopia, but the idealist in me saw the promise in Elena’s concept. Might this be the way to save our communities from the health and environmental challenges we face? If so, how could we make it happen?

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