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 Volume 12, Issue 34
August 23, 2017
Senators Collins and Casey to Receive Generations United's Grandfamilies Champion Award!
We're thrilled to announce that  Senator Susan Collins  and  Senator Bob Casey  will accept the award during our  2017 State of Grandfamilies  Report release event  on  Sept. 13, at 5 p.m., in the Dirksen Senate Office Building (Room G-11).   The report  will focus on the critical role of grandparents and other relatives in providing safe, nurturing and stable homes for children who have experienced trauma. Register today!
Generations United in the News
  • The Chronicle of Social Change did a story on a New Hampshire bill helping that state's grandfamilies impacted by the opioid crisis. The article quotes our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson LentRead the article.
     
  • The Wisconsin State Journal highlighted redevelopment in Madison, which includes a developer proposing to building housing for grandparents and other relatives raising children. The story cites a Generations United resource. Learn more
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
Generations United thanks our members and supporters for their contributions.  Together, we are building  a world that values all generations! You can contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.  If you're an organization,  join us !
#BandAGEofHonor Campaign
This meme of actress  Kristen Bell, who's known for her roles in the TV series  Veronica Mars and  House of Lies, is part of  Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations, an awareness-raising campaign that promotes vaccines for all ages. In the United States, the campaign started in partnerships between Generations United, the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from Pfizer.  See more memes.

Generations United is expanding its international campaign as we continue working with teams led by the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute on Gerontology (TMIG) in Japan and the University of Granada - Business Sector Foundation in Spain. Follow  #bandAGEofhonor and  learn more about our campaign
Grandparents Day Stories
In honor of Grandparents Day (Sept. 10th), Generations United is collecting stories to possibly feature on our Together Blog. Share your story about a memorable moment with a grandparent or grandfriend. See our submission guidelines
Call for Papers - GrandFamilies Journal 
The editors of  GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy invite authors to submit manuscripts that examine new or emerging practice methodologies, program evaluation and policy perspectives related to grandparent-headed families.  Learn more 
Conference Request for Partners 
Bring the Intergenerational Field to Your Backyard
Generations United is looking for potential partner(s) to co-convene the 20th Global Intergenerational Conference in 2019. Letters of Interest should be submitted by Fri., September 15, 2017. Learn more
Cool Ideas
International School of Paris (ISP)
This week's cool idea is an internet workshop that Grade 8 student Felix and his friends from the International School of Paris conducted for French seniors. Learn more

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.
Culture United
Oma
Dana Bloch, a young PhD candidate, collected hundreds of video footage of holocaust survivors retelling their stories for her thesis. The only story that escapes her is the one from her estranged grandmother, Ethel. As Dana gets closer to Ethel revealing her story, she realizes that the person in front of her is far more interesting than the story she intended to get. Learn more

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions?  Share them with us and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Disney Be Inspired Grant. Disney is awarding $500 to kids implementing service projects in the fall in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to aking@gu.org
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Senior Corps & Health Benefits. According to key findings from a new Senior Corps brief, the volunteers reported improvements in health, physical capacity, anxiety and depression, loneliness and social isolation, and life satisfaction. Learn more

Generations United and NANASP's Placemat Campaign. These placemats from Generations United and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) are designed to get older adults and youth talking about the value of vaccines together. Learn more

I Need You, You Need Me: The Young, the Old, and What We Can Achieve Together. The new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation highlights national examples of pioneers reuniting the generations and making their communities better places to live. Learn more
 
2017 GrandFacts Sheets. This resource from Generations United and our national advocacy partners is an important starting place for grandparents and other relatives raising children. The GrandFacts Sheets provide state-specific information on local program resources, benefits and data for grandfamilies. Learn more
Events
2017 State of Grandfamilies Report Release Event.  Generations United. Washington, DC. Sept. 13, 2017. Learn more

Take Off with Respite! 2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference. ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Huntsville, AL. Oct. 11-13, 2017. Learn more
 
2017 Young Adult Services Symposium. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).   Louisville, KY. Nov. 3 -5, 2017.  Learn more
 
International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more
Quote  
"In Africa, when an old person dies it is like when a library burns down." ~Hampâté Ba, Malian philosopher

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
  
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