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 Volume 14, Issue 21
May 22, 2019
Generations United in the News
  • Next Avenue ran an article on Plaza West and highlighted it as a home for grandfamilies. The piece, which Forbes picked up, also cited Generations United. Learn more.
           Dr. Nancy Henkin                              Dr. Taryn Patterson
Webinar: Connecting Generations: Tools for Planning and Implementing High Quality Intergenerational Programs
Join our Senior Fellow Nancy Henkin and LeadingAge's Researcher Taryn Patterson tomorrow,  May 23, at 1 PM ET, for a webinar hosted by the American Society on Aging. The presentations will focus on fostering and expanding high-quality intergenerational programming in senior housing and other community settings. Presenters will share our new tool kit, developed by Generations United and LeadingAge with funding from the Retirement Research Foundation. Register today!
International Day of Families at the UN
We shout out our friend  Matt Kaplan , Ph.D., professor of Intergenerational Programs and Aging in Penn State's Department of Agriculture Economics, Sociology, and Education. Matt was among the speakers at last week's UN Civil Society event at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He presented on intergenerational approaches to environmental education and action. 
Our Conference Session Snapshot Now Available!
Bridging the Generations will feature over 100 presentations from intergenerational experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Our Session Snapshot offers a preliminary overview of session titles and presenters. 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! Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization, join us !
Tweet of the Week
Culture United
Detective Pikachu
When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his 21-year-old son, Tim, who was raised by his grandmother, sets out to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Ti m is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions?  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.
Cool Ideas
Seniors With Skills
This program, founded by a 20-year-old, ensures every senior has access to resources to help them remain engaged in the community. Since starting Seniors With Skills, Jaya Manjunath has empowered dozens of older adults by showing them they can learn skills they never thought they could. 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.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Support for Local Archives in Marginalized Communities. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Scholarly Communications program has issued a call for proposals to community-based archives in the United States and its territories that represent and serve marginalized communities. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will be provided to organizations with an annual operating budget of no more than $1 million. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Learn more

The Brookdale Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) 2019 Request for Proposals. The Brookdale Foundation Group will selected up to 15 programs to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively) to expand supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Deadline: June 12, 2019. Learn more.

Grants to Increase Youth Participation in Your Community on Days of Service.  For the 2019-2020 program, Youth Service America (YSA) is offering grants of up to $9,000 funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, depending on the number of youth volunteers engaged on two or three days of service. YSA collaborates with lead agencies to ask all young people to get involved. Deadline: June 14, 2019. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to .
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
The latest from Child Trends. Child Trends' analysis of FY 2017 data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) found that the share of children in foster care living with relatives is growing. They also show that the percentage of children living in a relative foster home at the end of the fiscal year varies widely across states. Learn more

The Value and Impact of Permanent Legal Custodianship. This reflective analysis, from A Second Chance Inc., (ASCI) covers a 15-year span and examines outcome for nearly 1,400 youth. Through this report, the agency aims to inform those who touch the lives of children and families and influence their outcomes-legislators, judges, court personnel, public health and human services administrators, nonprofit leaders, and practitioners. Learn more.

Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: A Program Implementation Toolkit. Generations United, in collaboration with LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMASS Boston and with funding from the Retirement Research Foundation, released an 82-page toolkit. The resource contains practical information and templates to help housing providers and leaders at other organizations to plan, develop, implement, evaluate and sustain intergenerational programs. Learn more.

GRAND Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use. This resource from Generations United provides tips, practical information and a list of additional resources covering five topic areas - Practicing Self-Care; Addressing Childhood Trauma; Preventing Harmful Drug Use by Children; Engaging with Birth Parents; and Talking with a Child about their Birth Parent. Learn more .

Survey of Shared Site Intergenerational Programs. This resource from Generations United and The Ohio State University, with support from The Eisner Foundation, contributes to the goal of establishing a new national baseline of shared site intergenerational programs. The study results were incorporated into All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive, a report issued by Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. Learn more about the survey.
20th Global Intergenerational Conference.   Generations United and Bridge Meadows.  Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Sold Out! Join the waitlist
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"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." ~Charles Swindoll (Clergyman)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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