Eastman, NH Best Intergenerational Community
Eastman Community Association has been selected as a winner of the 2016 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award. Eastman, NH Best Intergenerational Community
About the Award
Valuing America’s growing generational diversity as a national asset, Generations United and MetLife Foundation created the Best Intergenerational Community Awards to heighten awareness of the importance of deliberately mixing ages in building strong, supportive communities.
Winning communities demonstrate that they are harnessing the energy and increasing the productivity that result when people of all ages come together. Recognizing changing demographics, these communities are effectively engaging, serving, and honoring all generations as they advance policies and practices that stimulate cooperation and collaboration.
The project manager for Generations United (GU) stated in an email that “the judges were very impressed with how much is going on in such a small community, and there is clear intention about embracing intergenerational strategies”.
Eastman is the first community association to receive the award. Eastman has adopted the vision statement that reads: Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational, recreational community that offers an active, four-season lifestyle.
They have also set the first two goals in Community Living as:
1. Offer quality, year-round programs and resources for all age groups in the community
2. Develop opportunities for intergenerational activities and programs
Eastman will be recognized in an award ceremony in Washington, DC on April 19.