Intergenerational senior living communities focus on environments that foster interaction, inclusivity, and mutual support among different age groups.

These communities blend residential areas for seniors with amenities and common spaces accessible to all ages, such as playgrounds, community gardens, and activity centers. Additionally, such communities often include educational and recreational programs that promote intergenerational engagement, such as mentoring programs and cultural events.

Here, Environments for Aging highlights seven recent intergenerational senior living projects.

For more on intergenerational design, including insight on the SAGE-AIA Design for Aging Joint Intergenerational Task Force, read here.


The Pillars Of Lakeville In Minnesota, rchitect: Tushie Montgomery; Interior designer: BDH Design, JMH Designs

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The Pillars Of Lakeville In Minnesota

The 132,000-square-foot luxury community connects with a church, school, and daycare for intergenerational programming opportunities. Read here.

Architect: Tushie Montgomery; Interior designer: BDH Design, JMH Designs

 

81 Oaks Senior Living, Sarasota, Florida Architect: Lawson Group Architects; Interior designer: Shiftt

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81 Oaks Senior Living, Sarasota, Florida

The independent living, assisted living, and memory care community is integrated into an intergenerational master-plan community campus that includes a K-8th grade charter school, church, auditorium, basketball court, and park. Read here.

Architect: Lawson Group Architects; Interior designer: Shiftt

Terraces At CC Young, Dallas, Architect: HKS; Interior designer: Faulkner Design Group

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Terraces At CC Young, Dallas

The 363,000-square-foot Terraces at CC Young, expected to open in 2025, will include an expanded cultural and wellness facility. Read here.

Architect: HKS; Interior designer: Faulkner Design Group

 

Sophia At Fox Valley Mall, Aurora, Illinois, Architect: SAS Architects and Planners LLC; Interior designer: Hint Harris Interiors

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Sophia At Fox Valley Mall, Aurora, Illinois

The 288,300-square-foot luxury community, part of a mall redevelopment, promotes intergenerational connections through mixed-use spaces including retail, dining, theater, multifamily housing, and outdoor gathering spaces. Read here.

Architect: SAS Architects and Planners LLC; Interior designer: Hint Harris Interiors

 

The Davis Community, Wilmington, North Carolina, Architect: Lantz Boggio/Architects

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The Davis Community, Wilmington, North Carolina

The Davis Community’s new wellness and community center is open to the broader community, offering multiple dining venues, a spa, event center, amphitheater, and comprehensive fitness program. Read here.

Architect: Lantz Boggio/Architects

 

Sophia At Fox Valley Mall, Aurora, Illinois, Architects: NORD Architects, 3RW Arkitekter

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Lyngdal Healthcare Centre, Norway

The 134,549-square-foot skilled nursing home and healthcare center provides an intergenerational experience with shared public amenities. Read here.

Architects: NORD Architects, 3RW Arkitekter

 

St. Rita Square Celebrates Intergenerational Connections In Milwaukee, Architect: AG Architecture; Interior designer: Direct Supply Aptura

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St. Rita Square Celebrates Intergenerational Connections In Milwaukee

Capri Communities safeguards a Milwaukee neighborhood’s history by rebuilding an aging church and integrating it into a new middle-market senior housing project. Read here.

Architect: AG Architecture; Interior designer: Direct Supply Aptura (St. Rita Square)