Event Recording: Music Across Generations

Event Recording: Music Across Generations

Music can bring generations together for connection and collaboration, inspiration and celebration. Join us as we explore the power of cogeneration by learning more about an intergenerational orchestra, big band, and choir. This hour-long event features the Heart of...

The Best 13 Minutes You’ll Spend This Week

The Best 13 Minutes You’ll Spend This Week

Just after the Oscars, I wrote about The Last Repair Shop, the 2024 Academy Award-winning documentary about four older people who repair the 80,000 free musical instruments used by public school students in Los Angeles. It’s a beautiful film about a vital...

The Impact of Intergenerational Service

The Impact of Intergenerational Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCElJjBO8Zo National service in this country is predominantly age-segregated. AmeriCorps largely enrolls young adults, while AmeriCorps Seniors exclusively recruits older ones. As a result, we’re missing big opportunities to pair the...

Generations Over Dinner

How many generations can you bring to the table?

By Michael Hebb | Oct 5, 2022

A recent Sante Fe dinner with 5 generations present

A recent dinner in Sante Fe with 5 generations present. Photo by Jonathan Olinger.

Last week, I sat at a dinner table with an 82-year-old motorcycle-riding Texan and a 17-year-old prodigy in astrophysics who had never met before.

I watched as the elder’s eyes grew wide when the teenager spoke passionately about Einstein’s theory of relativity. The reverse happened when the elder spoke about the poetry and life-affirming philosophy he discovered fixing and riding motorcycles.

It was a beautiful thing to witness, and it’s at the heart of why I partnered with Chip Conley of Modern Elder Academy and Marc Freedman of CoGenerate to create Generations Over Dinner — a global invitation to have meaningful conversations that value all perspectives across the age continuum.

We recently cast this idea into the world and thousands of people are already answering the call and organizing dinners across the planet. Our community platform helps people host or find a dinner party to join, and our incredible team of partners (including CoGenerate!) and advisors created comprehensive dinner scripts for your table.

How many generations can you bring to the table? Join the movement and sign up today!