Many things help shape who we are and how we interact with the world around us. Our shared experiences with the people who grew up at the same time help to inform how we interact with one another and understand each other’s perspectives. Each of us is classified into groups called Generations based on the years we were born. These groups help to recognize the similarities and differences between life experiences from growing up during different time periods.

How these generations get broken down varies slightly but generally always encompasses the same time period, give or take a few years. These generations were then given names, and people belonging to those generations often bear those names proudly.

Generation Breakdown: Where do you fall?

The Silent Generation

Individuals born between the years 1928 and 1945


Individuals born between 1946 and 1964

Gen X

Individuals born between 1965 and 1980


Individuals born between 1981 and 1996

Gen Z

Individuals born between 1997 and 2012

Generation Alpha

Individuals born between 2013 and 2025

The Pew Research Center defines the generations by these years, and use these dates to study trends and experiences within these generations, such as how these generations approach certain technology. People often feel a sense of comradery with others belonging to the same generation and look to other generations to learn new perspectives. However, it is sometimes difficult to find opportunities to connect with people of different generations.

Intergenerational Connections

At KSC, we see individuals of all ages come together to help serve seniors in their own ways. Our Intergenerational Program works to connect seniors with volunteers from younger generations to give them the opportunity to connect with seniors in their community and to learn from the older generations.  On top of being able to give back to those who came before them, younger generations can learn great lessons by spending time with people from older generations.

People can get involved with our Intergenerational Program through various activities, whether it’s helping out at one of our Yard Clean Up days or donating handmade cards or gift bags for seniors to receive with their home-delivered meals.

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