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 Volume 11, Issue 17
April 27, 2016
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Memes Show the Importance of Vaccinations Across the Lifespan
This meme of President Obama  is part of our  Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations    campaign ( #BandAGEofhonor ), which we launched  in partnership with the  Gerontological Society of America    and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from  Pfizer Check out additional memes, share them, then learn more about our campaign
Webinar on Volunteer Management for Intergenerational Programs
One of the most important components of an intergenerational program are volunteers. Join Bridges Together, a Generations United member, tomorrow, April 28, from 3-4 PM EST, for a free webinar. Learn how to train volunteers, manage them and retain them. Learn more, then register.
New KIDS COUNT Policy Report on the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities The report outlines recommendations state and local leaders can adopt to help the more than 5 million children (many of whom live in grandfamilies) who struggle with the emotional and financial instability of having an incarcerated parent. Learn more
The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships' Call for Papers and Special Subscription Rate
The  Journal of Intergenerational Relationships (JIR), the only journal focusing on the intergenerational field, is seeking scholarly papers (up to 7,000 words) and From the Field papers (900-2,000 words) for their special issue: "Intergenerational Learning & Education in Schools". See full submission requirements

Generations United members receive a special subscription rate of $65 (for print and online copies). See brochure for more details!
Celebrate Older Americans Month 2016
May is Older Americans Month, and this year's theme is "Blaze a Trail." The Administration for Community Living will use May as an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. Join in promoting activities, inclusion, and wellness for older Americans in your community.  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 also 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.
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2017 Biennial Global Ageing Conference
The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing's Calls for Proposals
IAHSA encourages colleagues to submit proposals for consideration on a variety of topicsAccepted submissions will also be eligible for consideration for the 2016-2017 IAHSA Awards for Excellence.  Deadline: June 2016.    Learn more
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Together, We Live, Play and Grow by Jennie Lou Harriman
This book is the product of an intergenerational project Jennie facilitated at Kendal at Hanover, New Hampshire. In her book, she explores the value of intergenerational relationships. 
Do you know of any films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme?  Share them with us  and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
Seniors/Volunteers for Childhood Immunization
This week's cool idea,  Seniors/Volunteers for Childhood Immunization , is a Texas-based intergenerational immunization program where older adults educate new mothers in hospitals or birthing centers about preschool immunization. 

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 .   Learn more about Seniors/Volunteers for Childhood Immunization
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities

2016 Lifespan Respite Care Program: Grants to New States. The Administration for Community Living will provide up to three grants of $200,000 each for planning, establishing and expanding/enhancing Lifespan respite Care systems in the states. Letter of Intent deadline: May 17, 2016. Deadline: June 23, 2016. Learn more

Good Neighbor School Impact Grants
Youth Service America and State Farm are looking for school administrators who want to create a culture of meaningful learning through service in their school or school district. Twenty K-12 schools or school districts will be selected to receive a grant of up to $5,000.   Deadline: May 6, 2016. 
If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research & Resources  
Grand Partners in Education Family Engagement Toolkit. This Generations United guide is intended to help educational stakeholders jumpstart or enhance family engagement in schools.  Learn more
Creating an Age-Advantaged Community: A Toolkit for Building Intergenerational Communities that Recognize, Engage and Support All Ages.   This resource from Generations United helps communities make intentional efforts to build connections between the generations. 
The 8th Eden Alternative International Conference. The Eden Alternative.  Little Rock, AK. May 3-5, 2016. Learn more

In ternational Positive Aging Conference.  Society of Certified Senior Advisors.  Washington, DC. Aug. 25-27, 2016.  Learn more

The Creative Age Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference. National Center for Creative Aging. Washington, DC. Sept. 24-28, 2016. Learn more

Global Intergenerational Conference. 
Generations United. Milwaukee, WI. June 13-16, 2017. 
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"... The growth and development of children no longer will depend solely upon the status of their parents. Once again, the community as the extended family will rekindle its caring and nurturing. ..." ~ Dorothy Height

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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