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from Generations United

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 Volume 14, Issue 28
July 10, 2019
In the News
  • The Seattle Times highlighted a Foster Grandparent program. It also cited our reports, our conference, and shouts out our Special Project Director Sheri Steinig and our friend Matt Kaplan. Learn more.
     
  • Stria ran an article on overcoming ageism with interdependent, intergenerational and intersectional strategies. The article quotes our Executive Director Donna Butts and our strategic advisor Marc Freedman, CEO of Encore.org. It also shouts out our friends at Bridge Meadows, This Chair Rocks, and the Village to Village Network. Check it out.  
     
  • The Edmonds Beacon featured Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC in a recent article. The story also mentioned that the theatre company is a recipient of our Intergenerational Innovation Award, which was presented at our conference in Portland, OR. Read the article.
Apply to Become a Program of Distinction
Think your intergenerational program has what it takes to be among an elite group that's effectively connecting generations? Then we want to hear from you. Every year, we recognize outstanding intergenerational programs through the Program of Distinction designation. This designation, developed by national intergenerational experts and launched in 2010, serves as the U.S. benchmark for intergenerational programs and is based on the criteria that underpin the effectiveness of any intergenerational program. The deadline to apply is Sept. 3, 2019. Contact Emily Patrick with any questions. Learn more
Tweet of the Week
Cool Ideas
When I Grow Young
This program, based in Vancouver, BC, connects elementary school classrooms with older adult care centres in their neighbourhood. The students engage with seniors through activities such as colouring, drawing, reading, and playing board games. Read the CBC article Learn more about the program.

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
Dary Dragon Can't Go Home
This picture book is for the youngest victims of the opioid epidemic--and other forms of addiction. Dary wants to go home and is sad and angry that he can't. Granny Dragon explains why she's raising him. 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.
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 !
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
RFP for Reducing Older Adult Isolation Planning Grant. Moses Taylor Foundation is offering grants between $50,000 and $75,000 to a collaborative working to create a community-based system that addresses older adult (65+) isolation in Lackawanna County, PA. Applications will only be considered from a collaborative containing one lead organization and at least one other partner organization. Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019. Learn more.  

Program Supports Work Skills and Service Learning for Youth. YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth while they perform meaningful work and service to their communities. Deadline: Aug. 6, 2019. Learn more.

Support for Environmental and Financial Literacy Programs.  The Cornell Douglas Foundation provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and K-12 financial literacy. Deadline: Rolling. Learn more
 
If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to aking@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Webinars
ARCH Webinar on Employed Caregivers. In tomorrow's presentation, which is 3 PM ET - 4:30 PM ET, participants will learn about the Employed Caregiver Survey developed and supported by the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension.  The webinar will also share information from the NE Lifespan Respite Network about their employer engagement efforts and the results of their initiative. Learn more and register.

Research and Resources
PolicySource. This resource from the National Human Services Assembly is an innovative tool to inform the human service sector, and general public, about federal legislation impacting youth, families, people with disabilities, and older adults. Learn more.

The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old. This report from Generations United and The Eisher Foundation includes actionable ways to boost the number of intergenerational shared sites around the country. Learn more .

New Toolkit Helps Child Welfare Leaders Promote Family First Law. This toolkit from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is designed to help child welfare leaders and advocates talk about how the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) can improve outcomes for children and families. The toolkit offers talking points on the benefits of the Family First law and tips for media interviews. Learn more .
Events
"International Advocacy Workshop." International Federation for Family Development. Budapest. Sept. 2-4, 2019. Learn more.
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Quote
"Someone once asked me how old I am inside. I thought about it, and came up with, 'I'm about eight.' So it's going to be a lot of fun playing with kids my age." ~Carol Burnett on her show, A Little Help with Carol Burnett, which will star her and a panel of 4- to 8-year olds

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We want Generations This Week to be a real resource for you. Please send us any national news on intergenerational issues in addition to upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, reports and webinars. Local and state events can be shared in our Facebook group. Please also let us know how we can improve! Email us at gu@gu.org. We'd love to hear from you!

 

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
  
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