Hidden in Plain Sight: How Intergenerational Relationships Can Transform Our Future

Stanford Center on Longevity
Description / Summary

This 2016 monograph builds on the key recommendations that emerged from the “Pass it On” conference to propose practical strategies for engaging encore talent to meet the needs of youth. It explains what organizations and communities can do, and encourages leaders and individuals alike to support and join efforts to mobilize experienced adults to work with children and youth.

Two demographics — children in need of support and adults with the time and inclination to step into roles that provide it — fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Implementing the recommendations in this monograph, piloting initiatives like those being spearheaded by so many who participated in the Pass It On gathering, and working more broadly to make the most of the longevity revolution in mutually beneficial ways—promises a windfall of wellbeing for all generations, now and for years to come.