In response to a Boston Globe editorial on June 2, "Pandemic Generation is interested in public health. We should take advantage," Doug Dickson wrote this comment: How about making these initiatives multigenerational? Yes, we need to take advantage of and support the renewed interest of younger people in public health. But there are many older people who would bring long experience and specific knowledge from adjacent fields, like law, medicine, education and technology. Engaging them in public health service would leverage their expertise for immediate contribution while setting the stage for encore careers in public health. And studies show that when younger and older people work together, they are more productive, flexible and creative. Finally, the opportunity for cross-generational, two-way mentoring would offer a huge bonus at no additional cost.