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The Significance of an Intergenerational Conference Convening in Hawai'i
U.S. Census Bureau Report on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Released Today!
The Intergenerational Schools
Join Us Today!
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
The White House Conference on Aging Website is Launched!
"I'll Be Me" Screening
New Tool and WEtweet Wednesday
The Alliance Announces its New Name and Headquarters
New Resource Connects Older Adults to SNAP
What Are You Doing for Halloween?
Our Folks - Cool Ideas
Funding Opportunities
Great Resources
Events
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 Volume 9, Issue 42
October 22, 2014
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Our 2015 Conference and Honolulu's Commitment to Being Age-Friendly

The island's respect and reverence for its kupuna - an honored elder, grandparent or older person - is why we're excited to host our upcoming conference, Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, in Hawai'i. Learn more about scheduled events (including a panel on age-friendly communities through an intergenerational lens), the call for proposals, culture-based and environmental action projects and more!
U.S. Census Bureau Report on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Released Today!
The report, Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012uses data from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The report, for the first time, compares coresident grandparents to grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren. In addition, the report examines the historical changes in the coresidence of grandparents and characteristics of grandparents who live with their grandchildren. Learn more
The Intergenerational Schools

Last week, we congratulated our friends, Bridge Meadows and The International School, for winning the 2014 Eisner Prize. We also profiled Bridge Meadows. Now, meet The Intergenerational SchoolsFor 14 years, the Intergenerational Schools (TIS) have been a transformative model of lifelong learning positively impacting costs and outcomes associated with educating children and engaging older adults, including those with dementia. Based on its success and community interest, there are now three Intergenerational Schools operating in Cleveland, providing a free public education to over 500 young learners. Co-founder Peter Whitehouse, Ph.D., recently announced the creation of Intergenerational Schools International (ISI) and its first project The Intergenerativity Project (TIP). (Learn more about ISI and TIP.) The Intergenerational Schools feature an innovative kindergarten through 8th grade developmental curriculum that is proven to foster student achievement. Modeled on building relationships of reciprocal respect and learning, multi-age classrooms give every child the opportunity to serve as both teacher and learner. These services are some of the reasons why The Eisner Foundation recognized The Intergenerational Schools for the "Lifetime Achievement in Intergenerational Advocacy" category. Read the full profile

Join Us Today!
Did you know that Generations United is a membership organization? We depend on the generosity of our members and supporters. Learn more, then join today!
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters

Generations United thanks our Board member, Sharon Fine, as well as renewing members, A Little Help and JMS Properties. 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.

The White House Conference on Aging Website is Launched!

In her blog post, Nora Super, executive director of the White House Conference on Aging, laid out the Conference's plan of engaging Americans of all ages in a national dialogue to celebrate and support the health and well-being of older adults. While visiting the conference website, discover ways to get involved, including signing up to receive updates on conference activities.

"I'll Be Me" Screening

"I'll Be Me" tells the story of music legend Glen Campbell and his unforgettable Goodbye Tour. This portrait of the life and career of a great American music icon features those who know and love Glen including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno and many others. The Chesapeake screening of "I'll Be Me" will be on Nov. 8, 7 pm at Regal Cinema in Ballston Mall (671 North Glebe Road Arlington,VA 22203). RSVP and reserve your seat today!

New Tool and WEtweet Wednesday
With nearly every member of Congress (and candidates, too) on Twitter, the National Partnership for Women & Families developed a new tool and website, WEtweet.org, which offers an easy way to find and tweet at elected officials and those running for office. Learn more
The Alliance Announces its New Name and Headquarters
Last week, the Alliance's President and CEO Susan Dreyfus announced that the organization formerly known as the Alliance for Children and Families is now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. Additionally, the long-standing Washington, D.C., office will serve as headquarters, while the former headquarters in Milwaukee will become the national operations center. Learn more

New Resource Connects Older Adults to SNAP

AARP Foundation, in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center, developed Combating Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Adults Access SNAP. This digital toolkit provides best practices for organizations of all sizes to implement and includes real examples of collateral and messages that have worked in communities across the nation. Learn more

What Are You Doing for Halloween?
My niece Anicia won't stop talking about next Friday. She gets to dress up as a princess and go with her grandmother to the church's alternate Halloween celebration. There's hardly anything else for this 5-year-old that top an enchanted evening with Nana. How are you celebrating Halloween? Share your intergenerational ideas and/or photos with us to possibly be highlighted on our Together Blog and through social media. 
Our Folks - Cool Ideas

In part 22 of our series, we feature Our Folks, a program of Groundwork Hudson ValleyTweet 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 Our Folks.

Funding Opportunities

National Grants Program. ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2015 round of its National Grants Program. Grants range from $50,000-$500,000. This year ArtPlace intends to support approximately 40 projects with roughly $10 million. Deadline: 3:59 PM EST on Nov. 3, 2014. Learn more

 

Making the Future U.S. After-school and Summer Program Grants. Cognizant awards grants between $5,000 and $25,000 to child-serving U.S. non-profit organizations wishing to run after-school, in-school and summer Maker programs. Programs must support their mission to inspire young learners in the STEM disciplines by providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014. Learn more

  

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at aking@gu.org

Great Resources
Reports
Top Ten for 2Gen: Policy Ideas and Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts
In this report,  Ascend at the Aspen Institute makes the case for pursuing two-generation policies now. The Playbook offers a clear framework and examples to guide programs and practitioners in considering the needs of children and their parents together. Learn more

Resources

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!
Events
Conferences 

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

 

Medicare and Medicaid: The Next 50 Years. National Academy of Social Insurance. Washington, DC. Jan. 28 - 29, 2015. 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 

 

SAVE the DATE: Ready by 21 National Meeting. The Forum for Youth Investment. New Orleans, LA. March 31 - April 2, 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 

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"If all generations of people freely and abundantly give care to others and to our world, we will have an eternal source of love and hope that fulfills the needs of all ages...for all future." ~Mattie J. T. Stepanek, peacemaker & poet

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Best,       

 

Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 

 

  
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