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 Volume 14, Issue 23
June 5, 2019
(l-r: Tiana Jones and Miranda Pearson)
Meet Our Summer Interns
We're thrilled to have Tiana Jones and Miranda Pearson as part of our team this summer! We look forward their energy and fresh ideas. You can learn more about them from their introductory blogs. So, meet Tiana and Miranda!
Our Conference is Next Week!
We're jazzed about our global intergenerational conference,  Bridging the Generations, which kicks off next Wednesday! Use the hashtags ( #GensUnited19  
and  #BridgingGens)  to engage onsite or from afar. 
The event will feature over 100 presentations from intergenerational experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Be sure to check out our Session Snapshot, which offers a preliminary overview of session titles and presenters. 
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
In Grandma's Tiny House by JaNay Brown-Wood
This sweet, rhyming counting book introduces young readers to numbers one through fifteen as Grandma's family and friends fill her tiny house on Brown Street. Neighbors, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandkids crowd into the house and pile it high with treats for a family feast.  But when the walls begin to bulge and nobody has space enough to eat, one clever grandchild knows exactly what to do. 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
Age-Friendly Universities
There are now 51 colleges and universities around the world that are part of what's known as the Age-Friendly University Global Network. To become an Age-Friendly University, a school just needs to endorse the 10 principles that Dublin City University came up with when it launched the initiative in 2012. They include encouraging participation of older adults in all the core activities of the university as well as promoting personal and career development in the second half of life and to support those who wish to pursue "second careers." 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.

National Volunteer Care Corps. The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) is making this competitive grant opportunity available to eligible entities for the purpose of testing and supporting models of local programming designed to place volunteers in communities to assist family caregivers and/or assists older adults and individuals with disabilities in maintaining independence by providing non-medical care. Deadline: June 21, 2019. Learn more.

Grants for Projects in Aging. Proposals for direct service projects are considered from organizations based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida. Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S. RRF offers an opportunity for applicants to submit a brief (1 - 3 pages) Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as part of its grantmaking process. LOI Deadline: June 15, 2019. Application Deadline: August 1, 2019. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to .
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
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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"It seemed impossible that this woman - who worked as a hospital nursing assistant and chose to raise me and my four siblings without accepting welfare - could save any money. But at least 10 percent of every dollar my grandmother earned was deposited into her credit union account every single payday - no matter what." ~Washington Post Syndicated Columnist Michelle Singletary, an advisor council member of Generations United's National Center on Grandfamilies (learn more)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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