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from Generations United

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 Volume 13, Issue 25
June 20, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • The TODAY Show did a segment on high school seniors helping adult seniors connect with tech. The story cited our report with The Eisner Foundation! Check out the show.
Generations United's Statement on the Administration's Practice of Separating Children from their Families at the Border
Generations United calls on the Administration to immediately reverse course on its practice of systematically separating children from their parents, grandparents and other relatives at the border. Absent evidence and a finding by a judge or trained child protection specialist that the parent poses a threat to the safety of his or her child, the family unit should be respected and protected as required by the laws of all 50 states. Learn more.
ASA Roundtable on Intergenerational Programming
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank our renewing members -- Eastman Community Association, Kendal at Oberlin, and  LeadingAge -- for their contributions.  Together, 
we are building a world that values all generations!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization,  join us !
Policy Update
The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which previously passed the Senate, has now passed the House of Representatives! It now goes back to the Senate for another vote to accept the changes in the House version, after which it will go to the President to be signed. Stay tuned for more updates.
 
The bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate on May 10, 2017 by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). A companion bill was introduced in the House by Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Representative Peter King (R-NY).
 
This bill will establish a federal advisory council to support grandfamilies, which will submit a report to Congress on best practices, resources, and other information for the families as well as gaps in services to meet the families' needs. There is also a process for public comment.
Generations United Seeking a Policy and Program Coordinator
Join the Generations United team as the Policy and Program Coordinator. Help advance public policy and grassroots advocacy efforts surrounding grandfamilies and  intergenerational issues. Learn more and apply today!
Cool Ideas
Age-Friendly Sarasota: A Community #ForAllAges
Age-Friendly Sarasota is asking all ages to rethink, reimagine, and reframe any ageist perceptions we might have or discriminatory language we may use when referring to people of other generations. They encourage all to embrace people of all ages; recognize that what surrounds us shapes us; and be mindful of language, images and actions. 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.
Young nurse sitting with older woman who_s painting water color images.
Geriatric Career Development Program at Jewish Home Lifecare - 2014 Program of Distinction Designee
Does Your Program Have What it Takes to be A Program of Distinction?
Does your intergenerational program meet critical needs in your community? Does it provide clear, meaningful roles for participants of all ages and abilities? Do you go above and beyond to train staff and participants? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have what it takes to be named an intergenerational Program of Distinction! Each year, we recognize outstanding programs across the country that reflect the rich diversity among programs that involve older and younger generations.  The deadline to apply is August 1, 2018. Contact Irv Katz with any questions. Learn more.
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Culture United
Rainbow Stew
"Splish, splash, puddle dash! It's a rainy summer day, but the vegetables in Grandpa's garden are just waiting to be picked. Yellow peppers, purple cabbage, red tomatoes, green zucchini, orange carrots, and more. So many colors! So many delicious ingredients to slice, chop, peel, and dice for a great big pot of mouthwatering Rainbow Stew. Yum!" -Lee & Low Books | Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Selected Native Youth Group Survey Respondents Funded. The First Nations Development Institute launched a national survey to collect information about organizations serving Native American youth. Ten survey respondents will be selected to receive a $5,500 general support grant and be awarded travel scholarships to attend a convening held in conjunction with the 2018 First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference in September in Palm Springs, CA. Deadline for completing online survey: July 6, 2018.  Learn more.

Gen2Gen Summer Fund. Got an idea for a creative summer project that brings older adults and kids together for meaningful interaction? Apply today for a $250 award from the Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d)! Deadline: June 30, 2018.  Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to aking@gu.org
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
All In Together: Creating Places Where Young And Old Thrive. This new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation  includes the findings of two national surveys, profiles of model programs and recommendations for how we can increase the number of intergenerational shared sites .   Learn more .

Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.  This report describes findings from a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing that was conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.  Learn more.
Events
Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity. National Foster Parent Association. Orlando, FL.  June 28-July 1, 2018.  Learn more.

National Caregivers Conference. The Family Resource Network. Iselin, NJ. Oct. 11, 2018. Learn more.

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more.
Quote 
"I want to be revered. I want to be an elder. I want to be an elderess. I have some things to talk about and say and help. And, if I can't, then...I don't feel necessary." ~Frances McDormand, who turns 61 on Saturday.

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
  
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