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Signature Report
Generations United Speaks to the Federal Reserve Board
Extended Deadline
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IG Programs Empower Diverse Elders
A Lighthearted Approach to Helping Grandparents and their Families
Multilateral Project Wins IG Award
Storytelling Contest
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 Volume 8, Issue 49
December 4, 2013
We Release Our Latest Signature Report Next Week!
Innovative workforce and civic engagement solutions are among the four focus issues to be discussed on Dec. 10 at the National Press Club, from 9:30am to 10:45am ET when we release our new report, Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America. Along with our partner the Generations Initiative, we explore the zero-sum framework that sets up a false conflict between our older and younger generations. This chapter in our national story demands a new vocabulary: E Pluribus Unum, "out of many, one." National policy experts and others will discuss and re-examine key issues through the lens of age and race diversity. Ron Brownstein (National Journal) will moderate a panel discussion featuring Angela Glover-Blackwell (PolicyLink), Vanessa Cardenas (Center for American Progress), William Frey (Brookings Institution), and Eugene Steuerle (Urban Institute). Register today! 

Generations United Speaks to the  Federal Reserve Board 

Earlier this year, Donna Butts presented at A Forum on Financial Experiences of Older Adults. The Federal Reserve Board recently made available Donna's interview and their report, which was released in conjunction with the one-day forum. Watch Donna's interview or read the Board's full report.

null Extended Deadline for the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards 

Want to show what your community's made of? Apply for our 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Awards, made possible by MetLife Foundation. No community's too big or too small.  Deadline to Dec. 6.   Check out all the information about the awards, including a powerpoint answering some of the most commonly asked questions.  Contact Leah Bradley  with questions.

A Huge Thanks to Our Supporters
Generations United thanks Thomas Taylor and Bert Hayslip, whose donations help us meet our matching goal of $75,000. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can help, too! Click & help us meet our goal.

How Intergenerational Programs Empower Diverse Elders

Most people experience the range from joy to anxiety around the holidays, when they're reconnecting with family. According to a research associate, this ambivalent feeling might occur often in immigrant multigenerational households. She lists the reasons for this along with the outcomes of an intergenerational initiative reaching out to ethnic-based community agencies. Learn more 

A Lighthearted Approach to Helping Grandparents and their Families Lead Safer and Healthier Lives

Whether you're wondering how to avoid scams, get a better night's sleep, improve your brain health or limit your risk of falls, you can count on the animated character Maude to dispense her words of wisdom for all ages. The video series, which provides new episodes every Tuesday, is part of Emeritus Senior Living's "Safely Somewhere" program, which has a goal of ensuring all older adults and their families are safe wherever they live. Learn more

Multilateral Project Wins Intergenerational Award

Congratulations to mix@ges for placing in the European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) Awards Programme, which highlights and showcases existing examples of where intergenerational work adds value. mix@ges, who presented on the technology panel at our annual conference, won the Culture and the Arts category. Learn more about the award's winners  

Enter the Fourth Worldwide Storytelling Contest
The Intergeneration Foundation, a sponsor of Intergeneration Month: September, wants to reinforce and recognize the power of storytelling as a way to connect all ages. As part of that effort, it invites people of all ages to submit an intergeneration story to its Fourth Worldwide Storytelling Contest. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2013. Learn more
Funding Opportunities

Scholarships: Generations United encourages intergenerational proposals.  The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) will award scholarships to six students and young professionals to attend NASI's 26th Annual Policy Research Conference. Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013. Learn more


General Grant.  The Retirement Research Foundation is offering a request for proposal for efforts that improve access to quality community-based and long-term services and supports. Deadline: Feb. 3, 2014. Learn more 


Youth Grant. YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to join the fight to end childhood hunger. Youth who apply early for a $500 grant will receive personalized tips, ideas, and feedback to help strengthen their application. Early submissions are due by December 10th. Final deadline is Jan. 31, 2014. Learn more 


Community Gardening Grants. ProjectOrange Thumb, sponsored by Fiskars, offers community gardening grants up to $5,000 in cash to ten winners, who also get Fiskars garden tools to help support their neighborhood beautification goals. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013. Learn more  

Great Resources
Intergenerational Relations: European Perspectives in Family and Society (University of Luxembourg) This book focuses on conceptual issues, multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives that affect relations between generations in family and society. Learn more

Pivot Point: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2013

National Women's Law Center released a state-by-state report showing that, while families in 27 states are better off today than they were a year ago under one or more key child care policies, families in 24 states are doing worse. Learn more

Let's Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and End-of-Life Issues 
Through a partnership with The Conversation Project, the Eldercare Locator released a new consumer guide that helps older adults and their loved-ones through difficult conversations this holiday season. Learn more

Webinar Series
The Stages of Change: Using the Transtheoretical Model to Drive Outcomes
Social Solutions will host a Q&A style webinar that provides an overview of the Transtheoretical Model, used by professionals around the world, that helps programs in the business of helping people make positive life changes. Dec. 12, 3:00-4:30 pm EST Learn more

Governor's Conference on Aging. Illinois Department of Aging. Chicago, IL. Dec. 11-13. Opening day will include Special Intensive: Why News Matters across Generations. To learn more, contact Gidget Freeberg    


28th National Training Institute (NTI). ZERO TO THREE. San Antonio.  

Dec. 11-14, 2013. Learn more 


"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." ~Abraham Lincoln 

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