Our Goal is
To bring together pre-schoolers and seniors, creating close inter-generational relationships that improve quality of life
How it all started…
Sharon and her young daughters regularly visited a relative in an Assisted Living Facility. During these visits, it was clear that the presence of children brought much joy to the residents. Sharon began searching, and discovered several models world-wide for inter-generational activities. With these in mind, she invited others interested in this concept to brainstorm with her, thus creating a multi-disciplinary working group. This has evolved into the establishment of a non-profit named "קשר בין דורי – Connecting the Generations“.
What do we as a society gain by creating these relationships? For the elderly: a sense of meaning by using knowledge and life experience, lessening feelings of loneliness and boredom, preservation and improvement of physical and mental state. For the children: receiving love and warmth from adults, learning new skills, strengthening social and emotional intelligence, learning to accept others and patience.
Sharon Walker- Zaks
Business Development Manager
Senior day center Manager
Vicki Mermosky- Radi
Business and Organizational consultant
Preschooll Manager and Owner
Director & teacher Pre school training at Ahva College
Supportive community manager nationwide
Manager- Kesher Ben Dori
Yasmin Werner Tabanchick
for Seniors and Children
Consultant in gerontology.
Senior citizen placement advisor
What We Do
Joint activities at senior day centers, introducing seniors to children from nearby pre-schools, once or twice per week.
Training and Mentoring
Providing tools and instruction to pre-schools, senior centers and municipalities to encourage building and enabling inter-generational facilities.
For communities, schools and more different topics including: multi generational family- how to make it work?, Multi generational volunteering- the right way and Multi generational relationships- why does it matter? (each lecture is customized for the specific audience)
The programs are accompanied by multidisciplinary research to examine the impact of the program by researchers from Bar Ilan University.