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Three Generations of Love Stories

Rachael Rifkin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Weddings
Rachael Rifkin

As of November 2014, we've been together 13 years and married 12 years. My grandparents were married 55 years and my parents were married a few months shy of 35 years. I'm hoping to follow in their footsteps in that way too. So far so good.

Children in the Sanctuary

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

My response to the reactions of children within holy space is simple and core to who we are called to be as faith communities: Our sanctuaries are not sanctuaries from children. They are sanctuaries for children.

How Empathy Bridges the Gap in the Multi-Generational Workforce

Jayson Boyers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Jayson Boyers

Three distinct generations can be found in in the American workplace, a situation which poses unique challenges and opportunities for business leaders.

5 Reasons I Love Working With Much-Younger Colleagues

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am almost 40 years older than most of the women in my office and that suits me just fine. In fact, I actually like it -- a lot. Aside from the occasional thermostat war (I'm always hot; they are always freezing), we do better than just 'get along.' Working with colleagues who are younger has helped me stay young in many ways:

Do You Do Multigenerational Travel?

Melissa Gerstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Melissa Gerstein

To see your own children with your parents experiencing a new city or new food or a new adventure is one of my greatest pleasures.

A Force to Be Reckoned With

K. Sujata | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

In 2012, nearly half of the elderly population (adults 65+) in the United States were considered to be "economically vulnerable."

It's Not My Fault

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

My generation is unjustly criticized. But it's not our fault. The fault lies with our parents' generation. Most of what they taught us was nonsense.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

Listen Up! Workplace Words for New Grads and Old Guard

Dan Henry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

So before the latest sparring partners take to their cubicles...a few words of advice to the newly minted graduates and the experienced folks they'll be working with.

Building A Multigenerational Home: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty

More than 51 million families in America live in multigenerational homes, which has more people considering adding on to their homes to make room for ...

What Does A Multigenerational Home Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

It's a reality more families -- more than 51 million Americans -- find themselves dealing with: life in a multigenerational home, or a household with ...

How Three Generations Can Successfully Live Under One Roof

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty

Putting three generations under one roof--the most common multigenerational living arrangement--became a growth industry during the recession. As the ...

'Haven' Is A Place On Earth

Gerry Gavin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Gerry Gavin

When I come across science fiction that really tries to delve into the circumstances of what can be created by the real-life energies of love and fear, and does it well, I want to shout it from the rooftops. Such is the case for the TV show "Haven," which is about to wrap up its third season.

The New Middle Class Family

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

It's easy to forget that multigenerational households were once the rule, not the exception. The 1950s nuclear family was only possible because a thriving middle class and social safety net fostered newfound economic mobility.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: The Boomer and the Holocaust Survivor

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

"Some writers say they find the answers by writing their way towards them. But I need to know the last line before I type the first word." I think I know what Susan Kushner Resnick means. My mother sleeps as I type these last words.

How I Love the Classics

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

While watching the Mambo Legends Orchestra, my eyes would occasionally drift to the dance floor. I smiled as enthralled dancers, older and young, demonstrated that they were totally hip to what was happening on stage.

A Family Caregiver's Guide to Coping With Teenagers

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

Most of the family caregivers who find themselves "sandwiched" between two different generations -- caring for both at once -- are women. So how can someone who is already stretched to the limit with caregiving responsibilities handle the demands placed on them by their teenager(s)?

Art Through the Ages: Intergenerational Programming Improves Community Life

Kristen Paglia | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Kristen Paglia

The arts provide a line of communication that transcends generational divides, providing common ground for young and old alike on which to explore modern solutions to age-old human dilemmas.

Home In A Home As Families Live Together Longer

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 04.16.2012 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- It's a home within a home – and it could be coming soon to a home near you. Builders across the country are revamping home desig...

WATCH: Builders Design New Homes For Changing Lives Of Post 50s

Posted 03.23.2012 | Fifty

In decades past, builders have marketed age-restricted communities to post 50s. But life has changed for many boomers: college kids are taking longer ...

Laura Rowley

Failure To Launch: Why Multigenerational Households Are Surging | Laura Rowley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Fifty

Lindsay Samakow, 23, graduated from Penn State University in 2010 and took a job selling phone service door-to-door to small businesses. The recruiter...

Creating care vacuums as nursing homes close

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Which came first, the closed nursing home or the doubled-up household? The recession-driven spikes in multigenerational households and cohabiting cou...

Multigenerational Families, Recession Studies

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

The hows and whys of multigenerational living during the recession. A new article in the NY Times describes the experience of multigenerational fami...

Roses is a Love Triangle with Texas as the Backdrop

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review: Roses by Leila Meacham Leila Meacham's new novel, Roses, falls somewher...

Recipe Passed on to the Next Generation

Mary Ann West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann West

The Strawberry Rite of Passage, now transcribed for future generations, is more than just making great tasting jam, it's the experience of doing it for oneself and knowing where your food comes from, supporting local farmers and recapturing one of the lost home arts.