Promoting a multi-generational approach through engagement with critical community partners at the local, state and national levels
As our society ages, we must develop new approaches to planning, transportation, housing, services, engagement and public health. Age-friendly initiatives often focus only on the needs of older adults, but there is potential to create an “all ages” approach that also includes the needs of families with children.
Tompkins County has been selected as a Center of Excellence to develop innovative approaches that can be replicated by communities across the state. In this project, undergraduate students are working with the Child Development Council and Age Friendly Tompkins to explore multigenerational strategies to enhance public health. This project will link to a national research project with Florida A & M University to enable a comparative perspective on how local governments build age-friendly communities in rural African American communities.
Type: Impact Grant
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Health, Nutrition and Medicine
Mildred Warner, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Xue Zhang, Department of Global Developmental
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Age Friendly Tompkins
- Community partner: Child Development Council
- Community partner: Florida A & M University
Engaged Research Grants
Funding scholarship and scientific research collaborations with undergraduates and community partners.