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Generation Exchange

You've got stories, we want to hear 'em!

Generation Exchange is an intergenerational storytelling project designed to increase social interaction between older and younger generations. 
Generation Exchange program kits, with instructions, 
recorders and sample interview questions, can be checked out at participating libraries:
Generation Exchange gives older adults in the Kansas City region an opportunity to share their stories and exchange viewpoints with their young interviewers. Program kits can be used by individuals, families, schools or groups, and interviews may be uploaded and archived at the Generation Exchange website.
For information on how to participate, contact Cathy Boyer-Shesol at

Generation Exchange is the result of Kansas City’s participation in MetLife Foundation City Leaders Institute on Aging in Place, funded by the MetLife Foundation and implemented by Partners for Livable Communities. In 2012, Mid-America Regional Council’s KC Communities for All Ages was chosen to participate in a year-long program to make changes in the community to facilitate aging in place.

Through this program, KC Communities for All Ages, along with regional partners Heritage Center, Johnson County Library, Johnson County Park & Recreation, Kansas City Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library developed thisintergenerational storytelling program that would offer residents of all ages the opportunity to capture stories told by older adults about their memories.