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 Volume 11, Issue 32
Aug. 10, 2016
Nationally-Syndicated Columnist to Emcee our State of Grandfamilies Report Release on Capitol Hill!
We're thrilled to have award-winning and nationally-syndicated Washington Post  Columnist Michelle Singletary  to emcee our State of Grandfamilies Report Release . Join Generations United on Sept. 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Dirksen Senate Office Building  as we celebrate the release of our new  report, 2016 State of Grandfamilies: Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic . The new report  explores the impact of the opioid epidemic on grandfamilies and ways we can help support these families.  We will also honor the 2016 Grandfamilies Champion for lifelong achievement on behalf of the families. Register today!
Call for Proposals Now Open for Generations Remixed - Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016!
The 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference will showcase the best of intergenerational research, policy and programming. Proposals should fall into one of the focus areas. Those categories include  Technology Linking GenerationsGrandfamilies  and  Health & Wellness Learn more, then submit a proposal to present
Grandparents Day Tutorial on How to Access and Use Generations United's 
Resources to Do Something Grand
Our friend, Aaron Larsen of Grandparent Academy, created this video walk-through of our Grandparents.org  site. The tutorial also includes  a printable guide with step-by-step instructions on how to use Generations United's Social Media Kit! Learn more, then Do Something Grand.

Show Your Support for Grandfamilies
The Family First Prevention Services Act (H.R. 5456) would provide prevention services to grandfamilies and help address barriers to licensing them. The bill passed the House in June, but is still pending in the Senate. Show your support by signing your organization onto the sign on letter supporting the bill  AND calling your senators to ask them to "Pass the Family First Prevention Services Act (H.R.5456)." Use the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your senators. 
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Memes Show the Importance of Vaccinations Across the Lifespan
This meme of former Olympic figure skating champion and two-time World champion, Kristi Yamaguchi, is part of o ur  Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations  campaign. T he campaign  is partnership of Generations United, the  Gerontological Society of America   and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from  Pfizer Check out additional memes 
and  share them.  Follow  #bandAGEofhonor   and  learn more about our campaign
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our renewing member, University of California San Diegofor their contributions. We also thank Victoria Jackson, who gave in honor of her parents, Britt & Mary Campbell. You can also contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. 
NHSA Now Accepting Applications for Their Executive Leadership Certificate Program

Our friends at the National Human Services Assembly are excited to partner with the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy, Innovation at Arizona State University and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs' Executive Education at Indiana University to bring you the NHSA Executive Leadership Certificate Program (ELCP). The program offers new or potential CEOs within the nonprofit human service sector a way to gain fundamental knowledge by participating in education and networking sessions, peer-to-peer interactions, and small group work. "Early Bird" Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016. Learn more

News from Our Members
Generations United is proud to be a membership organization. We love to shine a light on our members!  If you're a member of Generations United and have a project, event or accomplishment you want highlighted in our "News from Our Members," please  email Alan King . If you're not a member or supporter, we hope you will consider joining today.  Learn more here .
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Culture United
The Little Prince
The Little Prince is an animated take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novella of the same name. It's about a wise elder, known as The Aviator, an actual pilot who introduces a girl to a world where she rediscovers her childhood and learns that it's human connections that matter most. She also learns that it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Do you know of any films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme?  Share them with us  and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
Mind the Gap
This week's cool idea is Mind the Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop, a free workshop in which half of the participants are elders ages 60 and up and half are teenagers ages 14-19. Learn more

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to  #cooligideas ? You can also post them to our  Intergenerational Connections  Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!  Share the inspiration .
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Disney Summer of Service Grants.  Disney and Youth Service America are awarding young changemakers who have ideas or projects that could make their neighborhoods healthier, greener and stronger. The grant is for youth, ages 5-18, in the U.S. Hundreds of youth-led service projects will be selected and $500 grants will be awarded to each winner's sponsoring organization. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016. Learn more

Fund for a Just Society. The Unitarian Universalist Association awards $6,000 and $8,000 in grants to nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada that address issues of social and economic justice. The Fund supports organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society and mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. Deadline: Sept. 15, 2016. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to aking@gu.org
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research & Resources  
How to Use Pokémon Go to Strengthen Intergenerational Relationships. Pokémon Go has taken over the world! This guide by Generations United highlights ways young and old can use this app to stay active together, make connections and keep each other safe. Learn more

Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations Intergenerational Discussion Guide. This Generations United guide includes information on recommended vaccinations across the lifespan, the important role grandparents and grandchildren play in each other's lives, generational perspectives and experiences with vaccinations, sample conversation starters and activities for intergenerational discussion around  vaccinations. Learn more

Grand Partners in Education Family Engagement Toolkit.
This Generations United guide is intended to help educational stakeholders on how to engage grandparents to jumpstart or enhance family engagement in schools.  Learn more
Events
In ternational Positive Aging Conference.  Society of Certified Senior Advisors.  Washington, DC. Aug. 25-27, 2016.  Learn more

2016 State of Grandfamilies Report Release.  Generations United. Washington, DC. Sept. 13, 2016. Learn more

Elevate Respite! 2016 National Lifespan Respite Conference.  ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Denver, CO. Sept. 20-22, 2016. Learn more

The Creative Age Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference. National Center for Creative Aging. Washington, DC. Sept. 24-28, 2016.  Learn more

Assets Learning Conference. CFED. Washington, DC. Sept. 28-30, 2016. Learn more

National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning. The National Summer Learning Association and School's Out Washington. Seattle, WA. Oct. 24-26, 2016. Learn more

IAVE World Youth Volunteer Conference & 24th World Volunteer Conference. International Association for Volunteer Effort and Cemefi. Mexico City, MX. Nov. 3-5 and 7-10, 2016.  Learn more
 
Generations Remixed. Generations United and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. Milwaukee, WI. June 13-16, 2017.  Learn more
Quote  
"Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." ~Alex Haley, whose birthday is tomorrow. He would've turned 95!

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
  
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