HP: So, in terms of what you’ve been doing throughout your career, how often is it that you have these different worlds, different generations colliding in this way?
PP: Not often enough, frankly. This is the only senior center that we’ve incorporated into a school. We’ve incorporated early childhood programs and daycare centers into high schools that serve both students and teachers. We’ve incorporated community college programs into schools. I wrote a book chapter on this subject called “Still Hoping for That Cradle-to-Grave High School.” Why aren’t schools that are a significant cost to communities serving those communities from what we call “cradle to grave”—from early childhood right through to teen centers and community college and senior centers? All too often, it’s not the case.