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How a Party in the Streets Can Create a Community

Neighbors of all ages who didn’t know one another met for a “plaza party” and left with lots of new friends and plans for the future.

Providence Mount St Vincent Assisted Living, Seattle, Elderly Woman Shakes Hands And Talks To Two Young Children, Indoors, Room, Livable Communities, Build Bonds Across Generations

7 Ways to Build Bonds Across Generations

Children and older adults — and the communities they live in — benefit from shared activities and time spent together.

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