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 Volume 9, Issue 18
May 7, 2014

We Release Our Latest Signature Report Next Week!

In celebration of the United Nations' 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (2014), Jennifer Ludden, a National Correspondent for NPR, will moderate an expert panel featuring Yanira CruzPresident and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging; Lynette Fraga

Executive Director, Child Care Aware; Patrick Gusman, President and Executive Director, Equal Footing Foundation; and Amy Goyer, Aging, Home and Family Expert, AARP. The panel will discuss Generations United and the Alliance for Children and Families' new report and poll results, looking at the impact of time and money transfers across generations, technology and family connectedness. Join us on May 13 at the National Press Club in Washington DC, from 9:30AM to 10:45AM EDT as we release our report, Intergenerational Family Connections: The Relationships that Support a Strong America. Find out how extended families - grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins - as well as the community play a critical role in our resiliency and success as a people. The event will include opening remarks from Generations United's Strategic Advisor James Firman, President and CEO, National Council on Aging. Register today to be a part of this monumental event!

Evaluation Research Repository on Intergenerational Programs

The Repository, a collaboration between Generations United and The European Map of Intergenerational Learning, is an open access digital collection of research outputs to assist researchers and evaluators, practitioners, and policy makers in assessing intergenerational programs. The goals of the repository are to expand the intergenerational knowledge base, assist practitioners in their work, stimulate legislative development, and encourage collaboration and dialogue between authors, institutions and information users (links to full text are included with each entry). Learn more

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Generations United Featured in Virginia Publications

Just when we thought the excitement around our 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Award was over, we see the celebration is still going in Reston, VA. Our flag and staff are featured on the cover and throughout the new summer issue of Reston magazine, a publication of the Reston Association. Additionally, we got a nice write-up in Source Book magazine, a guide to retirement living. Read the article Steve Gurney, Source Book's publisher, wrote about the importance of intergenerational communities.

GIA Receives Grant to Help With Outreach & Investments in Aging Issues

Congratulations to Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) on being approved by The John A. Hartford Foundation for a $275,000 grant over three years. The announcement is in time for Older Americans Month, a time when programs are raising awareness of injury prevention (here's the Administration for Community Living's tool kit to help participating organizations promote their work). The grant supports GIA's outreach efforts to increase their membership and expand the number of foundations investing in aging-related issues. Learn more

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters

Generations United thanks our members and supporters. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can donate as a Tribute Gift in honor or memory of someone. Click & help us make 2014 even better.

Mental Health Awareness Month

In observance of this commemorative month, we highlight Mental Health America, which runs a number of activities based on a different theme each year. This month's theme for 2014 is "Mind Your Health." They're helping families learn about ways to improve their health and work on wellness. Learn more

Call for Papers
Our Special Advisor Ana Beltran contributed and we encourage others to submit manuscripts as well to GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy. The editors invite authors to submit manuscripts that examine new or emerging program evaluation and policy perspectives among other topics. Learn more

Early Bird Registration Ends This Saturday!

This special for the National Center for Creative Aging's National Leadership Exchange & Conference, which expires on May 10, includes a discount on all pre-conference and post-conference events as well as the Main Conference Day. Learn more

Share Your Cool Program Ideas With Us!
We want to highlight innovative intergenerational programs and practices. Got something cool your organization tried and was successful? Then we want to hear from you. We'll feature these ideas weekly on our blog. Disclaimer: The ideas we spotlight does not imply Generations United's endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs. Share the inspiration.

Publications for Sale

Under One Roof and Connecting Generations are available for the shipping and handling price. At $3.50, Under One Roof is an invaluable guide on starting and strengthening intergenerational shared site programs, where children/youth and older adults participate in ongoing services and/or programming concurrently at the same site. Connecting Generations, a user-friendly guide to creating meaningful intergenerational programs, is available for $4.50. Order your copies today!

Funding Opportunities

2014-2015 Promising Innovations Grant. Kendal Charitable Funds is awarding grants of $25,000 to programs enhancing the lives of an aging population through services, research and/or developing new understanding and awareness of issues and opportunities. Letters of Intent are due by May 15, 2014. Learn more


Youth Grants. Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to support a National Resource Center to enhance the capacity of programs designed to serve abandoned infants, young children and their families, particularly infants and children infected with HIV/AIDS, or perinatally exposed to a dangerous drug. Deadline: June 9, 2014. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at

Great Resources

Two (or More) Generation Frameworks: A Look Across and Within

Drawing attention to the family as the unit of intervention, the Center for the Study of Social Policy released a paper that highlights the work of organizations, including the National Human Services Assembly, to implement these two-generational or multigenerational approaches to combat poverty and to study their impacts. Learn more


If you have reports on issues that help young and old, please send them to Alan King at


Immigration Policy Discussion with Rep. Luis Gutiļæ½rrez and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Urban Institute. Thurs., May 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT. Learn more


Creating Public Will & Public Support - Lessons from the Field. National Human Services Assembly with the National Women's Law Center, National Urban League, and National Council of La Raza. Fri., May 9, 2pm EDT Learn more 


When Should I Take Social Security? National Academy of Social Insurance. Weds., May 14, 1pm EDT. Learn more


Enhancing Support and Advocacy for Children in Kinship, Foster, and Adoptive Families. Advocates for Families First. Thurs., May 29, 1pm eastern (12pm central, 11am mountain and 10am pacific). Learn more

Federal Policy at a Crossroads. Child Welfare League of America. Washington, DC. May 6-8, 2014. Learn more 
The Creative Age: NCCA National Leadership Exchange and Conference. Creative Aging. Washington, DC. June 10-14, 2014. Learn more 

n4a Answers on Aging Conference. National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Dallas, TX. July 12-16, 2014. Learn more


"If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable - each segment distinct.~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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