Centenary gets grant to fund intergenerational programs

Parsippany-based Centenary University has been awarded a $13,000 grant by the Council of Independent Colleges to fund its intergenerational programs.

These programs link Centenary college students with older adults in the community.

Centenary was selected for the grant, called “Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults” from a pool of more than 65 applicants, according to Richard Ekman, CIC president. The grant is supported by the AARP Foundation.

The grant will allow the university to pair students and faculty with elders on cooking, gardening, technology instruction, book discussion, pet therapy, sewing and other activities.