Germany’s ‘multigeneration houses’ could solve two problems for Britain | World news | The Guardian

In Pattensen, a small town of 13,000 just south of Hanover, pensioners play cards to the echoing tick-tock of a grandfather clock. It might be a melancholy scene – if it wasn’t for the squeals of delight coming through the open door from the nursery on the next floor.

The nursery and the sitting room are part of a Mehrgenerationenhaus, literally a “multigeneration house”, which is a kindergarten, a social centre for the elderly and somewhere young families can drop in for coffee and advice.

via Germany’s ‘multigeneration houses’ could solve two problems for Britain | World news | The Guardian.

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