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 Volume 11, Issue 10
March 9, 2016
Generations United Turns 30!
We hope you can celebrate with us on April 19 at a reception in Washington, DC. More information coming soon. Watch your inbox for the invitation.
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Generations United Added to Eisner Prize Winners
We were already honored to be the recipient of The 2015 Eisner Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Intergenerational Advocacy.
The Eisner Foundation has now shined a light on Generations United and LA Kitchen by adding us to their website.  Check it out!
Generations United in the News
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Donna Butts in a story that highlights the challenges faced by Georgia's kinship carers who are asking their state for support. Read the article.
Watch Your Inbox for an Invitation!
We're thrilled to celebrate the MetLife Foundation/Generations United 2016 Best Intergenerational Communities:  City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin , and Eastman Community Association of Grantham, New Hampshire; and our National Finalist:  City of Coral Springs, Floridaon  April 19, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Washington, DC. We hope you'll join us. More info coming soon.
Transforming Aging Summit - Free Online Event
Our Seniors4Kids national co-chair, Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson, is among the featured speakers at the Transforming Aging Summit that's changing the mainstream view of older adults not having a meaningful role in society. The virtual gathering seeks to create a new paradigm of conscious and positive aging. Learn more, then register today!
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Infographic Shows the Importance of Vaccinations Across the Lifespan
Our infographic  is part of our  Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations  
campaign ( #BandAGEofhonor ), which we launched in partnership with the 
Join Us in Milwaukee - June 13-17, 2017
Take advantage of the Global Intergenerational Conference, June 13-17, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI. This one-of-a-kind 19th biennial conference provides an opportunity for all ages and abilities from all over the world to learn, network and share innovative practices and programs in the intergenerational field.

Stay tuned to Generations This Week and the conference website  for updates including call for proposals and registration details. Please contact Emily Patrick or Cathy Feldkamp if you are interested in serving on the planning committee.
Intergenerational Recipe for Success Resource Page
Bridges Together, a Generations United member, has a resource page with a list of "Recipe for Success." These creative ideas can help you make any activity an intergenerational one that engages, entertains and strengthens families, organizations, and communities. Learn more
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters. Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  You can also contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.
Culture United
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight Joan Bauer's Rules of the Road, a story about sixteen-year-old Jenna, who gets a job driving the elder owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire. Along the way, Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father.

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
San Pasqual Academy
This week's cool idea is San Pasqual Academy, a first-in-the-nation residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens.

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 .   Learn more about ART CART .
Internship Opportunities                
Join our Team as a Summer Intern
Generations United is looking for exceptional individuals for summer internships in Washington, DC. Our internships provide opportunities to build research skills, become involved with advocacy training and engage in an active intergenerational network.  See additional details and qualifications If you are passionate about building a better world for people of all ages, contact Adam Otto at  or 202-777-0117 by March 31.

Shadow Day 
The Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program is an all-expenses paid opportunity for young people with personal experience in the foster care system to spend time with their Congressional representative, as well as White House officials, in Washington, D.C. The dates of associated travel and events are Sun., May 22nd through Fri, May 27th, 2016. Deadline: March 18th, 2016 Learn more

Summer Teen Internship Program 2016
Generations United member,  DOROT, has a Summer Teen Internship Program, which offers two four-week sessions for high school students to be of service to older adults. Eligible applicants are students entering 10th grade through graduating seniors. Through a competitive process, they choose up to 18 interns for each session.  Deadline: May 13, 2016  Learn more

Two Internship Opportunities with a Chicago-based Program
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter has two internship opportunities. The first is a  Summer Program Event Intern for college students  who want to build their preparation and planning skills. For those wanting to plan and execute a summer program for homebound older adults, there's the  Summer Visitor  internship. Learn more:  Summer Program Event InternĂ‚  Summer Visitor
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
2015-2016 OMEGA Scholarships. Through the generous sponsorship of the MIT AgeLab, the   New England University Transportation Center , and AARP , OMEGA is proud to offer   three new $1000  college scholarships to recognize and reward the efforts that young adults are making to create multigenerational connections. High school juniors and seniors living in one of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) are eligible to apply for scholarships. Deadline: March 20, 2016. Learn more

Innovations in American Government Awards.  Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is offering the $100,000  Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government , a special Innovations Award that will recognize government-led programs that demonstrate novel and effective approaches to increasing public engagement and participation in the governance of towns, cities, states, and the nation.  Deadline: April 15, 2016.   Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research & Resources
The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America. The Summit was a collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and the National Center for Creative Aging. It helps set goals to overcome ageism with collective advocacy that promotes lifelong learning, health and wellness, and age friendly communities through creative engagement, through the arts, humanities, and design. Learn more

Creating an Age-Advantaged Community: A Toolkit for Building Intergenerational Communities that Recognize, Engage and Support All Ages.  This resource from Generations United helps communities make intentional efforts to build connections between the generations. 

Managing Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Early Childhood Education Facilities.  This report from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation is a comprehensive source of best practices for lead sampling and analysis in schools and early childhood education facilities across the country. Learn more

State of Grandfamilies in America: 2015.  In this  second edition of the annual State of Grandfamilies in America report , Generations United identified key state laws and policies specifically designed to address barriers and better support the diverse and unique population of grandparents and other relatives raising children. 
Aging in America.  American Society on Aging.  Washington, DC. Mar. 20*-24, 2016.   Learn more

* Intergenerational Connections Peer Group.  Mar. 20, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM. Learn more

Educate. Ignite. Transform. National Youth Leadership Council. Minneapolis, MN. Mar. 30 - Apr. 2, 2016.  Learn more 

Coming Together: Building the Path, Shining the Light.  Lutheran Services in America.  Minneapolis, MN. Apr. 25-28, 2016.  Learn more

The 8th Eden Alternative International Conference. The Eden Alternative. Little Rock, AK. May 3-5, 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
"Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children." ~Ruth Goode (Happy Women's History Month!)

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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