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Book Your Hotel Room Now for the Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale Conference in Hawaii!
Census Bureau's Data on Grandfamilies Now Available
Catch Generations United Next Week on Wisconsin Public Radio!
There's Still Time to Do Something Grand and Join the Grandparents Day and Google Doodle Campaigns
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Our Informational Webinar on the Best Intergenerational Communities Award is Next Week!
Got a Good Grandparent Story?
Newsletter Exclusively for Long-Distance Families
Glamour Gals Foundation Inc. - Cool Intergenerational Ideas
Generations United's Intergenerational Programs Map
Funding Opportunities
Great Resources
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 Volume 9, Issue 35
September 3, 2014
Book Your Hotel Room Now for the Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale Conference in Hawaii!

The conference website now includes suggested hotel accommodations along with info on ground transportation from/to Honolulu International Airport and transportation around the city. Learn more about this exciting event! 

Census Bureau's Data on Grandfamilies Now Available

In time for National Grandparents Day on Sept. 7, the U.S. Census Bureau released its facts and figures on the contributions of grandparents as caregivers. According to the data, 2.7 million grandparents were responsible for the basic needs of one or more grandchildren under age 18 living with them in 2012. "Of these caregivers," the report stated, "1.7 million were grandmothers and 1 million were grandfathers." Read the full report

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Catch Generations United Next Week on Wisconsin Public Radio!

Following Grandparents Day, listen live to The Joy Cardin Show next Mon., from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET, when Joy Cardin will speak with Donna Butts about the national holiday - why it's important to celebrate older Americans and fun family ideas to celebrate grandparents year-round. The weekly show features knowledgeable guests from different perspectives on state, national and international news and lifestyle topics like healthy living, travel and recreation. Learn more

There's Still Time to Do Something Grand and Join the Grandparents Day and Google Doodle Campaigns 
Grandparents Day is four days away! We kicked off our social media campaign yesterday. You can still help us raise awareness and recognize the role that older Americans, whether grandparents or not, play in the lives of children and youth. Check out our Social Media Toolkit for scheduled days to share sample tweets, Facebook posts and newsletter items through your networks. Help us get Grandparents Day 2014 on Google Doodle! To learn what Google Doodles are and how you can request them, check out our Google Doodle Campaign page. There's even suggested language.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters

Generations United thanks our renewing member, DOROT. 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.

Our Informational Webinar on the Best Intergenerational Communities Award is Next Week!

Sign up now for our webinar next Weds., at 1pm ET, to get all your questions answered and learn more about the application process, award selection guidelines, ways in which this recognition helps your community and more. 

MetLife Foundation and Generations United are searching the nation for communities that value intergenerational connections and quality of life for all ages. No community's too big or too small. Register for the webinar, contact Leah Bradley with questions and apply for the award - deadline: Oct. 15, 2014.

Got a Good Grandparent Story?
We love stories, especially those about a favorite moment with a grandparent. If you have one, we'd like to possibly share it on our Together BlogCheck out our submission requirements, then 
submit your piece for consideration.

Newsletter Exclusively for Long-Distance Families

Closer To The Kids is a free weekly newsletter that makes it easier and even fun to be part of a long-distance family with young kids. It provides simple and specific tips that help grandparents stay connected with grandkids who live far away. Learn more
Glamour Gals Foundation, Inc. - Cool Intergenerational Ideas

In part 15 of our series, we feature 

Glamour Gals Foundation, Inc., a national nonprofit that engages over 1,400 teen volunteers through its 68 chapters. Tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to  #cooligideasYou can also post them to our Intergenerational

Connections Facebook Group. Youth Jumpstart Grantees can share 

ideas here. Or just 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 Glamour Gals Foundation, Inc.

Generations United's Intergenerational Programs Map

Our map is live! Check out the 500 programs featured - at least one in every state. You can search for a program near you or get some ideas. Should your program be on this map? Fill out this form and we will add it. If you're already on our map and see information that needs to be updated, contact Leah Bradley. View our map

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  


Foundation Grants. The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofits providing services in four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities.  Deadlines: quarterly and biannual. Learn more


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

Great Resources


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!

National Kinship Care Conference. Child Welfare League of America. New Orleans, LA. Sept. 17-19, 2014. Learn more


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


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) and JANCA. Honolulu, HI. July 21-24, 2015. Learn more 

"The strengths of each generation must meet the needs of all generations." ~Sandy Kraemer, Intergeneration Month Founder

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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