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 Volume 8, Issue 45
November 6, 2013
Registration Now Open for December 10 Release of Our Latest Signature Report
You can register here, and be at the National Press Club on Dec. 10 from 9:30am to 10:45am ET for a provocative look at how changing demographics in the years ahead will affect four major aspects of our lives: transportation, the workforce, housing, and civic involvement. At the event, we will release our latest signature report and poll results and host a panel discussion featuring experts on the four topics. Generations United Board Member Walter Jones (Verizon) will serve as emcee and Ron Brownstein (National Journal) will moderate a panel discussion. Panel members will include:Angela Glover-Blackwell (PolicyLink),  Vanessa Cardenas (Center for American Progress), William Frey (Brookings Institution), and Eugene Steuerle (Urban Institute). Featured speakers will include: Hilary Pennington (Ford Foundation and The Generations Initiative) and Donna Butts (Generations United). Don't wait! Register today! 
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Extended Deadline and New Webinar Helps Get Applicants Ready 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. The applications are coming in--along with questions. That's why we extended our deadline to Dec. 6. Additionally, we're offering a webinar (Nov. 13, at 2pm EST) to answer questions about application process, award selection guidelines, how this recognition helps your community, and much more. Register for the webinar and and contact Leah Bradley with questions.

'Under One Roof': A Story About a Canadian Multigenerational Family
Four years ago, a Canadian couple, with a baby on the way, moved out of their their two-bedroom condo and into the husband's parents' spacious duplex. Today, they're still there, raising a 3 1/2-year old. The Canadian Press wrote about them and the benefits multigenerational family living has to offer. Read on 
New E-Book Takes the Stress Out of Juggling Work and Caregiving
Taking care of a loved one, while working? AARP Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer has some tips to help you find balance. She put them in the free e-book, Juggling Work and Caregiving, which provides caregivers with practical resources and tips. Chief among them is being proactive: explain your situation to your human resources, personnel manager or supervisor, and be prepared to offer solutions to your challenges. "Be professional and affirm your commitment to your job. Consider adjusting your work schedule," Goyer says in the book trailer. "Ask about flexible hours, a fixed or compressed schedule, job sharing or part-time jobs. Can you change your work location or telecommute either temporarily or permanently?" To read these tips and more, download the free e-book for Kindle, Kobo and Nook. Or download to multiple devices from iTunes or Sony.
Intergenerational Vacations Hot Among Family Travel Trends
Multigenerational vacations became a family tradition after my wife and I got married over a year ago. Those caravan rides with my parents, sister and niece took us to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At the time, we didn't know we were part of a hot new family travel trend. "More and more families want to travel together," according to USA Today. I know we enjoyed those trips. You can read the advantages of these trips and USA Today's list of ideal "across-the-generations trips" here.
Everyone Wins When Child-care Meets Long-term Care
In Canada, intergenerational programming happens when a long-term care facility shares its building with the child-care center. The senior residents look forward to the preschool children who visit them four times a week for arts, crafts, games and music. "I'm mesmerized by everything they do," Marjorie Dunkley, a resident, told The Spec. "I think they're fantastic." Read the full article here.

November is National Family Caregivers Month

This month the nation celebrates National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor the relatives, friends, and neighbors who care for loved ones. President Obama issued a proclamation. This year, the Children's Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Services is rolling out their campaign, Partnering for Permanency. This social media focus emphasizes partnerships necessary to foster permanency. Learn more  

Hartford Creates a New Commission to Help Grandfamilies
NBC Connecticut News did a story about a commission created to help grandparents raising grandchildren. "They chose to sacrifice themselves for the life of others," Carmen Stanford, program director at Generations, which is part of Hartford's Community Renewal Team (CRT). Stanford's work at CRT got her nominated for a spot on a new commission the Hartford City Council created for grandfamilies. Learn more
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Webinar Set for Grandfamilies Raising Children with Disabilities
As you probably know, we recently published a new booklet called Grand Resources: A Grandparent's and Other Relative's Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities. On Nov. 14, the guide's author -- our own Ana Beltran -- will host a webinar at 2:00pm ET during which she will answer the most frequently asked questions about resources available to those raising children with disabilities. Please join us for that webinar, made possible by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. Space is limited. Registration is now open!
A Huge Thanks to Each of You
Thank you. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. We want to thank you in as many ways as we can for caring about all generations and for believing in us. Tomorrow, we are releasing some of our 2013 successes. Please consider a contribution to our "Friends of All Generations Fund."
You can donate as a Tribute Gift in honor or memory of someone. We thank Donna Butts and Bill Libro, who gave in honor of their friend, Ned Carey's, birthday. Your support means we can continue to be an effective instrument for change. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you.

The Better Business Bureau Offers Seniors Tips to Avoid New Scam

A new scam has the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warning seniors against giving out personal information over the phone. This scheme involves a caller, supposedly acting on behalf of the Social Security Administration, claiming that they need to verify Social Security numbers, Medicare/Medicaid numbers and bank accounts for the new Social Security cards they're mailing out. "We've been inundated with calls during the past two weeks as Medicare/Medicaid renewal gets under way," Dale Dixon, CEO for BBB, told the Idaho Press-Tribune. Learn more about BBB's tips
Funding Opportunities
2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Prudential Financial and National Association of Secondary School Principals. Awards grants to middle and high school students who volunteer in their communities. Learn more. 

Arts & Aging Grants. The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and MetLife Foundation. Provides $5,000 grants for arts and aging program in three areas: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement. Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013. Learn more.

Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation offers capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Safeway Foundation Grants. Supports nonprofits providing services in four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Deadlines: quarterly and biannual.
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships. Sodexo Foundation. Invites applications for its STOP Hunger Scholarship program, which honors the efforts of young people working to end hunger in the United States. Applications accepted beginning October 5, 2013. Deadline: Dec. 5, 2013. Learn more.

Social Settings Grants. William T. Grant Foundation. Offers grants that support high-quality research that enhances understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: Jan. 8, 2014. Learn more.
Great Resources
Books
Learning at the Ends of Life: Children, Elders and Literacies in Intergenerational Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2013)

In 235 pages, Rachel M. Heydon addresses the need for, and multiple  

advantages of, understanding intergenerational learning. Learn more


Intergenerational Relations: European Perspectives in Family and Society
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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

Briefs 

Making the Case for Early Childhood Intervention in Child Welfare: A Research and Practice Brief

The Casey Family Programs released a brief, highlighting why special attention to young children and their families contributes to a safe reduction of youth in foster care. The brief also summarizes the state of programming and evaluation for child welfare interventions that specifically target families with young children, previewing some of the work that Casey Family Programs will be completing in 2014. Learn more  

 
Managing Someone Else's Money
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office for Older Americans released four easy-to-understand booklets that allow financial caregivers the opportunity to help someone they care about, while avoiding scams and exploitation. Learn more 

Reports
Improving Education and Workforce Training
The Business Roundtable highlights six policy recommendations -- which include expanding access to quality early learning programs and adopting and implementing Common Core State Standards -- to encourage increased access and effectiveness. Learn more

A Governor's Guide to Early Literacy: Getting All Students Reading by Third Grade
National Governor's Association. Discusses the importance of ensuring literacy by the third grade; outlines policy recommendations, and provides leadership suggestions to promote a successful B-3rd grade literacy agenda. Learn more
 
Webinar Series

Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center and Child Trends will discuss state child welfare policies that support infants and toddlers in a new webinar. Learn more

Innovative & Creative Parenting Tools

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) offers multiple webinars that examine key adoption issues.
Learn more

Arts & Creative Aging  
National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) offers multiple webinars featuring creative approaches to arts and aging. Learn more
 
Grant Seeking

Grant Station offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more
Events
Conferences

Helping Youth Tutoring, Mentoring Programs Grow: Building Collaborations and Collective Action. Tutor Mentor Connections. Chicago, IL. Nov. 4. Learn more 

 

Youth Service Institute. YSA. Baltimore. Nov. 12, 2013. Learn more  

  

A Conversation about Aging in Illinois and the Economic Implications for All Generations. Generations Serving Generations. Springfield, IL. Nov. 12. Following this conversation is the Lifelong Learning and Service Coalition (LLSC) Fall Meeting.To learn more, contact Jane Angelis. 

 

"Connecting Our Global Community." International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA) and IAHSA-China. Shanghai. Nov. 17-20, 2013. Learn more  

  

"Imagine Innovate Inspire." 2013 Conference and Expo. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Washington, DC. Nov. 20-23, 2013. Learn more  

 

AFTER THE LEAP: "Building a Performance Management Culture." Perform Well. Washington, DC. Dec. 3 - 4. 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 

  

In 2014  

26th Annual Policy Research Conference: "Strengthening the Web of Financial and Retirement Security for Today's Working Americans."  National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). Washington, DC. Jan. 29-30, 2014. Learn more  

 

2014 National Bullying Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council. 

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

     

Blue Jeans Birthday Bash - AGHE's 40th Anniversary Celebration. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Washington, DC. March 1. Learn more


International Study Tour to Taiwan. Intergenerational Center at Chaminade University (Honolulu). Taiwan. March 11-18, 2014. Learn more
  
MONUMENTAL: 25th Annual National Service Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council and YSA. Washington, DC. April 9-12, 2014. Learn more  

  

Global Summit on Childhood 2014. Association for Childhood Education International. Vancouver, British Columbia. April 10-13, 2014. Learn more   

  

Read by 21 Annual Meeting. Read by 21. Northern Kentucky. April 22-24, 2014. Learn more

   

Celebrations

"Break Barriers, Open Doors: For an Inclusive Society for All." International Day of Persons with Disabilities. United Nations. Dec. 3, 2013. Learn more. 


Quote

"What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure." -Gene Perret  

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