Vincentian’s first-ever Intergenerational Symposium on December 8 brought together global experts in intergenerational practices and design alongside 50+ Vincentian partners and the entire management team at the Vincentian Learning and Engagement Institute. The event showcased world-renowned intergenerational expert, Dr. Matthew Kaplan, and included educational presentations from architectural firm Perkins Eastman and Penn State Extension.

Intergenerational practices and programs are an emerging hallmark of Vincentian, and the intentional design for the successful incorporation of such practices and programs are evident at Vincentian Terrace Place, Vincentian Marian Manor Building C, and the master planning for Vincentian Schenley Gardens. Vincentian believes in the value that intergenerational communities bring to all generations and is committed to learning, growing, and deepening knowledge across the organization and with key partners.

Catered by Vincentian’s Unconventional Kitchen and featuring a musical performance in several languages by Vincentian Child Discovery Center McCandless children, the event reflected why Vincentian is becoming known within and outside of senior living for its progressive vision and as an emerging intergenerational practice leader.


The inaugural Intergenerational Symposium served as a foundational education, initiating a connected network of understanding for both partners and leadership that will continue to evolve practices, design, and programs in the months, years, and generations ahead.

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