Germany’s Multi-generation Houses Solve Problems of Old and Young

Germany’s Multi-generation Houses Solve Problems of Old and Young

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Grandpa_with_2_children-SunStarWith the number of over-65s set to double and childcare more expensive than ever, Mehrgenerationenhaus may be the answer.

South of Hanover, senior residents play cards while squeals of delight come through the  door emanating from the nursery on the next floor.

Pensioners volunteer to read books to the children once a week and run a “rent-a-granny” service to relieve exhausted parents. In return, teenagers offer to show elderly people how to use computers and mobile phones.

(READ the story in the Guardian)

File photo courtesy of Sun Star

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