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Ten Months Away! Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale
Child Care and Development Block Grant Resources, Materials and Ways to Take Action
Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
It's that Time Again! Help Us Spread the Word about the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards!
GIA's Community AGEnda to Launch GREAT PLACES
ZERO TO THREE's Journal Get's a New Design
The Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition - Cool Ideas
ACL Announces Awardees for the 2014 Lifespan Respite Care Program
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New Book Helps Families Make Room - Physically, Emotionally, and Financially - for an Elderly Parent
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Funding Opportunities
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 Volume 9, Issue 37
September 17, 2014

Ten Months Away! 

Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale

Time and tide waits for no one. Ten months may sound far off, but before you know it, we'll be in Hawaii. And you don't want to miss the tidal wave of events the conference committee lined up. If you haven't, check out our suggested hotel accommodations and book your room. You can also help us spread the word about the conference. Visit our promotion page, download the flyer and share through your social media networks. Don't let the tide pass you by!

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Child Care and Development Block Grant Resources, Materials and Ways to Take Action

Following last week's Congressional briefing in Washington, DC to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Child Care Aware of America is providing resources and ways to engage Congress on child care legislation and issues. Learn more, then take action
Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
This national holiday kicked off on Mon. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we highlighted a Grand Success (Felix Sanchez) and a multigenerational family that stays connected to their relatives in Mexico. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, where we continue to highlight intergenerational programs and stories by and about people of Spanish origin. Follow #HispanicHeritageMonth and share how your program celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors are from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
It's that Time Again! Help Us Spread the Word about the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards! - Deadline: Oct. 15
There's no place like home - especially if you live in a community that offers opportunities for every generation. Whether or not that sounds like your community, here's your chance to help spread the word about the MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Awards, which values intergenerational connections and quality of life for all ages. You can apply for the awardNo community's too big or too small. We've made it easy. Check out our Social Media Toolkit for sample Facebook mentions, tweets, and newsletter articles. We've also included logos you can use if you wish. 

GIA's Community AGEnda to Launch GREAT PLACES

GREAT PLACES, which will be produced by Grantmakers In Aging's Community AGEnda, will be a free quarterly e-newsletter devoted to sharing the news, events, resources, scholarship and images that capture the story of the age-friendly movement. Contact Elliott Walker for subscription information, then look out for their first edition next month. Learn more about Community AGEnda.

ZERO TO THREE's Journal Get's a New Design

This month's issue of Zero to Three is a special one, thanks to what it's calling a "contemporary new look." The journal's upgraded to a "full color, readable, engaging format" that, for September, focuses on the work of the federally-funded National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC). The QIC-EC supported four research and demonstration projects that tested new approaches to preventing abuse and mistreatment of very young children. Learn more

The Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition - Cool Ideas

In part 17 of our series, we feature the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition, an intergenerational nonprofit based in Plymouth, WI. Tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideasYou can also post them to our Intergenerational

Connections Facebook Group or text us through the Facebook Messenger app (friend me to join our Cool Intergenerational Ideas group discussion). We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! DisclaimerSpotlighting ideas does not imply Generations United's endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs. Share the inspiration. Learn more about the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition.

ACL Announces Awardees for the 2014 Lifespan Respite Care Program

Last week, the Administration for Community Living announced awards totaling $2,023,646 to 17 states to further implement the requirements of the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006. Lifespan Respite Care Programs are coordinated systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children or adults with special needs. Learn more

Penn State Extension Program Welcomes Heather Greenwood 

Heather Greenwood, a Visiting Extension Associate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, joins the Penn State Extension program. Greenwood, whose expertise is in aging and intergenerational programs, will work on a series of Extension/outreach education initiatives in conjunction with the Penn State Intergenerational Program and the Penn State Center for Healthy Aging. 

New Book Helps Families Make Room -Physically, Emotionally, and Financially - for an Elderly Parent

David Horgan and Shira Block released their book, When Your Parents Move In (Adams Media, 2009), to help family members deal with the far-reaching implications such a move can have on every aspect of a family's life. 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 also honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.

Funding Opportunities

Campus Kitchen Launch Grants. The Campus Kitchens Project, a national non-profit that empowers student leaders to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger, has numerous funding options and grant opportunities available to schools across the country to help with the planning and implementation of a Campus Kitchen. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014. Learn more 


Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program. Whole Kids Foundation is providing $2,000 grants to schools and nonprofit organizations working at schools in the U.S. and Canada with new or existing garden projects at any stage of development - planning, construction, or operation, that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014. Learn more


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

Great Resources

Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Trends, Causes and Policy Options

Produced through a joint project by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and the Brookings Institution, this report found that providing better access to federal food-assistance programs may lower food insecurity among U.S. children. Learn more

Collective Insights on Collective Impact

Sponsored and curated by the  Collective Impact Forum, "Collective Insights on Collective Impact," which appears in Stanford Social Innovation Review's fall issue, shares cutting-edge thinking from 22 practitioners, funders, community organizers, and thought-leaders. Learn more



Elders as Resources for the Environment

This resource highlights "gray and green" efforts, which call upon older adults' lifetime of experience and/or new-found commitment to the well-being of the planet, to improve the environment. Learn more


Voice of Senior Citizens

This newsletter is a resource of AGEING NEPAL, not-for-profit Non-Government Organization operating out of South Asia. Learn more


Elder Justice Website

The site offers resources for victims, family members, prosecutors, researchers, and anyone who works with older adults. Learn more


GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy 

This first edition publication includes articles and reviews on issues related to grandparents raising grandchildren. Learn more


Under One Roof and Connecting Generations 

These resources are available for the shipping and handling price -
Under One Roof is $4.50 and Connecting Generations is $5.50. Order your copies today!

Imagine 2030: Mobilizing Our Communities Across Generations. Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society. Honolulu, HI. Sept. 29-30, 2014. Learn more


Embracing Diversity: Living & Working with Aging GLBT Communities. SAGE-LI, Hofstra and NYSIgN. Hempstead, NY. Oct. 16, 2014. Learn more 


ReDefining Age: Annual Meeting and Expo. LeadingAge. Nashville, TN. Oct. 19-22, 2014. Learn more 


Global Youth Forum 2014. People to People International. Kansas City, MO. Nov. 5-9, 2014. Learn more 


47th Annual Senior Leadership Conference. Alliance for Children and Families. Clearwater Beach, FL. Feb. 21-24, 2015. Learn more 


Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. Chicago, IL. March 23-27, 2015. Learn more 


More Powerful Together: The 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council. Washington, DC. April 9-11, 2015. Learn more 


Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale. Generations United, Seagull Schools, International Consortium of Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP), UNA-Hawaii and JANCA. Honolulu, HI. July 21-24, 2015. Learn more 

"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current, no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away." ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations from Marcia Ball's So Many Rivers

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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