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 Volume 9, Issue 7
February 19, 2014

Registration's Now Open for 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Event!

Join us on March 25 at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as we honor the communities that are best at serving and engaging all generations: The Greater Phoenix Region, Arizona; City of Parkland, Florida; Reston, Virginia and Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin. Learn about innovative programs and practices occurring in these communities to intentionally bring multiple generations together to thrive. Register today!

Meet Our 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Award-winners!

In part 2, we introduce City of Parkland, FL, who's got more going for it than its red-tiled stucco and stone mansions, golf courses, lakes and beautiful tourists-attracting parks. It's where 24,000+ residents of all ages benefit from a variety of programs, services and special events. The annual Winter Talent Showcase is a community favorite. "We audition many people in our community to get the best talent for the show," explained Alexa Naidus, a former member of Parkland's Teen Advisory Group, who produces the event at the Aston Gardens nursing home. Long-time Parkland resident and volunteer Beatrice Hawe can't contain her joy for the community: "I have made many new friends and could not imagine spending my senior years living anywhere else." Stay tuned for next week, when we introduce The Greater Phoenix Region, AZ

A Huge Thanks to Our Supporters
Generations United thanks James Taylor for his gift. 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.

Intergenerational Community Resources

With us announcing our 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Award winners, we're sure the news will inspire other communities to follow suit. If your community wants to be more intergenerational, but isn't sure where to begin, you can start by visiting our community resources page. We encourage you to download the current application to see what this award entails and plan on applying next year. Consider learning directly from our winning communities and attend our March 25 event.

Advocates for Families First Presents a Free Webinar for
Support Group Leaders 
Generations United -- in partnership with the National Foster Parent Association and the North American Council on Adoptable Children -- is forming Advocates for Families First to help strengthen the field of grandfamilies, kinship care, family foster care and adoption while increasing children's opportunities to live in families. The initiative -- funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Jim Casey Youth Opportuntinies Initiative -- kicks off with a series of free webinars for leaders of organizations that serve this community. The first webinar, Starting and Enhancing Support Groups for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Families, will be held on Feb. 24 at 2pm eastern time (11am pacific, noon mountain and 1pm central time). Register today! 
Become a 2014 Program of Distinction
What better way to kick-off the new year than achieving recognition for your incredible work? Think your intergenerational program has what it takes to be among an elite group that's effectively connecting generations? Then we want to hear from you. The deadline to apply is May 1, but we are happy to accept your application immediately. Contact Leah Bradley with any questions. Learn more 
Funding Opportunities

Art Works Grant. Generations United encourages intergenerational proposals. The National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants between $10,000 and $100,000 for innovative art that engages the full range of demographics of their communities, as well as individuals of all physical and cognitive abilities. Deadline: Rolling. Learn more 

 

Youth Grant. National Recreation and Park Association is offering grant funds to support children's health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. Grants are for a one-year period and are expected to range from $25,000 to $35,000 with additional nutrition literacy materials provided (valued at $10,000). Deadline: March 6, 2014. Learn more
Great Resources
Reports
If you have reports on issues that help young and old, please send them to Alan King at aking@gu.org.

Online Resources
Noodle Soup. This group specializes in developing low-literacy and easy-to-read materials that inspire pregnant women, new moms or parents to take care of themselves and do their best for their children. Learn more

The Alzheimer's Store. Understanding how caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia can be challenging, this organization finds quality, affordable products that help ease the burden of caregiving. Learn more

Webinars

Starting and Enhancing Support Group sfor Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Families. Advocates for Families First. Mon., Feb. 24, 2pm eastern time (11am pacific, noon mountain and 1pm central time). Learn more

Performance Management in Place-Based Initiatives: Experiences of a Choice and Promise Neighborhood. Social Solutions. Thurs., Feb. 27, 3-4:30pm EST. Learn more     
Events
Conferences

2014 National Bullying Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council.  

Orlando, Fla. Feb. 26-28, 2014. Learn more     

2014 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.
Food Research and Action Center. Washington, DC. March 2-4, 2014. Learn more

PEAK Leadership Summit. LeadingAge. Washington, DC. March 17-19. Learn more

 

25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference´┐Ż. MONUMENTAL. Washington D.C., April 9-12, 2014. Learn more 

 

2014 NFPA/FSFAPA National Education Conference. National Foster Parent Association. Orlando, FL. June 5-8, 2014. Learn more

 

9th GLOBAL YOUTH JUSTICE Training: Enhance, Expand, and Learn. Global Youth Justice. Cape Cod, MA. June 17-19, 2014. Learn more    
 
40th Annual Conference. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Kansas City, MO. July 24-26, 2014.   
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"The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice." ~Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 

 

  
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