Studies have shown that interaction between children and elders benefits both populations. Elders are animated by the energy of children, while children connect with an older generation of mentors. The small community of Logan, Kansas united around an intergenerational vision for its youth and elder populations and has been proactive in seeking grants at the national level. The resulting combined K-5 Elementary School and Long-Term-Care Residences will strengthen community bonds and contribute to making Logan a place that children will continue to call home as adults.
For the 64,000 SF Logan Intergenerational Long-Term-Care Residences and Elementary School, HFG pioneered an innovative concept at the vanguard of elder care. The Logan Intergenerational model connects Long-Term-Care residences with a new K-5 elementary school. The same complex also connects to a preexisting middle and high school through a competition gymnasium for community events. The Long-Term-Care component is based on the Green House model and features three pods consisting of 36 beds total.