Resources: Program Tools

This manual provides step-by-step direction for developing each component of Across Ages: intergenerational mentoring; community service; a life skill program; and family activities.  Although designed as a comprehensive multi-intervention project, each component can be implemented independently or in combination.  Program forms, evaluation materials, and training designs are included.  (84 pages of text; 56 pages of training tips and forms)

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Highlighting the activities and interaction among participants for each project component, this video provides a clear picture of Across Ages in action and promotes the benefits of intergenerational initiatives.  (14:00 minutes)

A comprehensive handbook for program planners including chapters on: assessing community needs; developing and sustaining partnerships; planning, running and evaluating your program; raising funds; and sustaining your program. The toolkit also focuses on the recruitment, training, retention and supervision of volunteers. Included with the 13-chapter handbook is a CD-ROM Toolbox with planning and evaluation tools, sample training curricula, group activities, forms to download and use for your own program, and a 15-minute DVD highlighting five intergenerational programs that improve lives and address community concerns.  (232 pages)

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Typical mentor scenarios are presented through short dramatic skits in this video.  Each vignette can be used separately in mentor training.  The Guide presents process questions and activities related to the issues presented in each skit.  (10:00 minutes)

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A basic resource for elder mentors working with at-risk youth.  Child development issues, tips for effective communication, suggested activities, and other useful information are presented in an easy-to-read format. (52 pages)

 

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Practical guide designed to help long-term care facilities, schools, and youth organizations create or enhance intergenerational programs. Provides tips on developing partnerships, program planning, preparing youth and residents, integrating the arts and humanities, and reflection and program assessment. Includes 26 activity plans suitable for various age groups. Companion 14-minute VHS video shows the beneficial relationships that develop in intergenerational programs.  (100  pages)

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