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Welcome to a new form of connection.

Connect& is not your typical program. It's a call to action for every younger and older adult who wants to meet new people and have fun sharing an experience together.

If I had a magic wand, the best way for generations to interact would be exactly like this.

Connect& Participant

Brown Family YMCA 50 and Better Member

There's a loneliness epidemic.

According to the Surgeon General, loneliness in the US poses health risks as deadly as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.

That's where Connect& comes in.

Building social connection with people across different age groups has the power to transform lives and reduce loneliness. We have everything you need to get started in your community.

Happy Family

What's the secret sauce?

The Connect& program is intentionally designed and tested so that connections formed between participants are central. Our secret sauce is in the experience. Curated activities change each session, and create an opportunity for co-generational discovery. Group sharing and reflection reinforces a sense of community. Each session propels participants towards strengthening the bonds between generations. Together participants build new social connections and overcome feelings of loneliness.


participants felt more connected to another generation after just one session.

Our partners are redefining intergenerational connection.
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If I had a magic wand, the best way for generations to interact would be this.

Connect& Participant

Brown Family YMCA Middle School student

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