Creating Connections Across Generations

Members & Strategic Partners

Members

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.

The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. The Library is part of the City of Denver’s cultural backbone. Through our collections, programs and cultural events, we help people experience life in new and dynamic ways. From discovering new reading materials to learning a new hobby, the Library is a key player in making Denver a great place to live.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a 146-year-old human services organization with a strong reputation for quality, high-impact services that each year benefit more than 22,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities. JFS works to reduce hunger and prevent homelessness, provides quality mental health services to children and families, offers job training and placement for people with significant barriers to employment, and provides support to help older adults maintain a high quality of life.

Kavod Senior Life provides life-enriching experiences to older adults through a broad range of housing and support services that reflect the spiritual, social and cultural values of Jewish tradition. We provide affordable and market-rate apartments for both Senior Independent and Assisted Living to adults 62 years of age and older and those with qualifying mobility impairment disabilities. We also provide a variety of activities on campus and throughout the community that support healthy living and aging in place. Kavod serves individuals from all backgrounds and faiths and is based on the Hebrew word for “honor” or “respect.”

Senior Planet harnesses technology to change the way we age. Their courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Senior Planet is about much more than just the latest gadgets and apps and websites. Those gadgets and apps and websites are just means to an end: enabling older adults and people of all ages to come together and find ways to learn, work, create, and thrive in today’s digital age.

Shalom Park, a not-for-profit senior community, provides personalized and skilled care to seniors. Shalom Park’s campus includes the Shalom Park Nursing Home, for those who need 24-hour skilled nursing care and rehabilitation and the J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center, a fitness center and therapeutic pool designed specifically for seniors. Their nursing home is a place where elders may live their lives with dignity, honor and respect. Shalom Park welcomes individuals of any faith, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The J’s various program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness center; Early Childhood Engagement, including an Early Learning School; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC) which offers Denver Children’s Theatre, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music), Denver Jewish Film Festival, Wolf Summer Theater Academy; Summer Camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; and Intergenerational and Older Adult programming including the Grandparent Connect Group and Jewish Aging Mastery Program (JAMP).

Wish of a Lifetime is a non-profit organization that grants enriching wishes to older adults throughout the United States. Wish of a Lifetime grants wishes in order to share and capture the incredible stories of the members of our eldest generations and to provide younger generations with an opportunity to learn about the incredible life stories of elders. Through working with the most deserving seniors, Wish of a Lifetime helps to reduce isolation for seniors in the moment and brings generations together in an impactful and long last manner.

Strategic Partners

Generations United works to create a country where public policy and programs connect generations instead of separate or isolate them; and where the oldest and youngest members of our society work together to achieve transformational change. To reach this goal, Generations United works with our member organizations, partners and stakeholders, in the following areas of focus: Grandfamilies, Community Building and Intergenerational Programs & Spaces.

The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work is the place for people of purpose — diverse, creative educators, scholars and social workers who advance social justice through courageous ideas and action. Our work is guided by evidence, driven by our community and inspired by Colorado’s spirit of discovery, innovation and openness.

The University of Denver – Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) brings together key strengths from around campus and the region to address growing needs here in Denver and throughout the nation. Designed to address complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on DU’s dedication to the public good by supporting research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines. Lab scientists, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, education specialists, business faculty members, and others are routinely involved. The work of the Institute is truly collaborative work, leveraging the assets of the DU community in the discovery and design of knowledge and engagement across our campus and around the world.