Connecting generations

Affordable. High quality. An innovative, not-for-profit organization addressing urgent, complex needs facing today's families, Under One Roof enriches the lives of seniors and pre-school children by providing core services for living and learning. At The Marvin, congregate senior housing with optional assisted living services shares a single facility with an accredited school readiness and childcare program. Community activities dispel stereotypes and build relationships -- educational experiences for all age groups, exercise programs, gardening, holiday activities, and more. Children are exposed to traditions and wisdom. Seniors expand social networks, stay active and connected.

Intergenerational Fact Sheet    Inspiring Example of Intergenerational Collaboration

The Marvin for Seniors

Congregate housing provides senior citizens, 62 and over, with an independent living environment and supportive services, such as nutritious communal dining and light housekeeping. Intergenerational connections help resident remain vibrant, while aging in place with safety, security and dignity. Assisted living services are available, as needed.

The Marvin Children's Center

Full-day, full-year program serving pre-school children offers kindergarten preparation with affordable childcare. Features discovery-based curriculum, child-centered educators and nutritious snacks. Intergenerational activities are incorporated into curriculum on a regular basis. Managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

Under One Roof/The Marvin

60 Gregory Boulevard
Norwalk, CT 06855

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A National Model.

The Marvin is a national model for providing affordable housing and services for seniors, a nationally accredited child care program and a unique intergenerational program.

Our Board of Directors and staff have unanimously adopted and supported the national "Quality First" initiative sponsored by LeadingAge. Through this covenant LeadingAge members publicly embrace responsibility for assuring that the people they serve receive high-quality care and services.