How-To Guides

How-To Guides are themed, activity plans geared toward anyone looking to add IG to their engagements including teachers, community/senior center directors, mentors, grandparents, etc. Consider them easy-to-execute and step-by-step guide sheets to engage, entertain and strengthen families, organizations and communities.

To truly benefit, please join one of our subscriptions today!

  • Bridging Families: a monthly guide for enriching IG conversations and activities
  • Bridging Groups: a monthly how-to-guide for successful IG programs from convening a leadership team to establishing goals & objectives, deciding on conversations & activities through to evaluation methods

Below is a list of our free How-To Guides along with a sample list of some of the topics covered in our subscription How-To Guides. We hope you will join us in IG engagement today!

FREE How-To Guides

Download one of our subscription-only How-To Guides to sample before joining!

ABCs of IG Programs

Art Museum

Calling All Scouts

Celebrating Grandparents (and Grandfriends) Day

Get Outside!

Helping Hands: Intergenerational Volunteering

Music to Our Ears: Making Intergenerational Music

Let’s Dance: Planning an Intergenerational Prom

Walking Together: An Intergenerational Outdoor Activity

Subscription-Only How-To Guides

There is a How-To Guide created for both subscriptions, Bridging Families & Bridging Groups, with every monthly theme.  Monthly themes are based on nationally recognized observances that will take place 1-2 months after the guide has been released. Here is a sampling of some of the themes covered. Join a subscription today to start accessing these and more!

Gratitude: It’s a Life-Changer

Peace: Let It Begin With Me (included a bonus lesson “Dying, Death & Living”)

Who’s Cooking? (included a cooking books supplement)

Reading For Life

Playing with Art: Enjoying the Process

Gardening: The Intergenerational Way

Summer Movies

Outside The Classroom: Helping Others While Having Fun

May is Older American’s Month: Engage at Every Age

Exploring the Passion and Power of Poetry (included a Poetry Supplement)

Women’s History Month: Empower Women and Girls


If You're an Educator...

If You Work with Older Adults...

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Use the Bridges or a custom program for your senior center. You can also join our membership, attend an event and more!

If You're a Grandparent or Parent.....

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Integrate IG activities into your household using our printable Springboards. Join our membership to get monthly activities!