STU Research and Ideas Student Podcast: Dina Gallardo And Joyce Ang by StThomasU published on 2021-07-08T13:24:11Z "iGenNB: Intergenerational living and its benefits" by Dina Gallardo And Joyce Ang In New Brunswick, many above the age of 65 express a desire to age in place. As these seniors represent 22% of New Brunswick’s population, the Council on Aging has called for stakeholders in the province to support aging in place more effectively. iGenNB: Intergenerational Living for Community Wellbeing, a pilot program and research study initiated by The Ville Cooperative, aims to bring the practice of intergenerational home sharing to New Brunswick. In exploring whether intergenerational home sharing would be beneficial to Fredericton, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative (CIRN) will evaluate participants’ experiences during their iGenNB home sharing trial. iGenNB's primary research methodology is intended to consist of three series of interviews. The first series would take place at the start of the home sharing experience, with young adults explaining their reasons for participating and older adults describing their social circle and wellbeing. The second interview series would take place half-way into the project and would focus on the experiences of both participants so far. Finally, the third interviews would concentrate on their final thoughts regarding the project experience. Based on the participants’ experiences, the primary research for this project intends to evaluate iGenNB’s potential as a sustainable co-housing model.