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 Volume 10, Issue 11
March 18, 2015

Immerse Yourself in Age-Advantaged Practices!

What are you waiting for? Get your registration in TODAY for Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, July 21-24. Along with our national and international partners, we've developed a great lineup of presenters and resources. Need more convincing? Check out these compelling reasons to attend: 

  • Intriguing Content. Choose from a wide array of educational workshops, panels, poster sessions, and general sessions that engage you in discovering new ways to sharpen your intergenerational skills. Learn more
  • CEU credits. Attend the conference and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Penn State University. Learn more
  • Learn about the intergenerational aspects of Hawaiian culture. Ohana is Hawai'ian for family (blood-related, adoptive or intentional family). Marcus Mariota, 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, acknowledged his Ohana during his acceptance speech. Join us as we explore the Ohana's role through pre-conference/site visits, inspiring keynotes and more! 
  • Wide range of accommodations. There are many excellent hotels and resorts at different price ranges near the Hawaii Convention Center. Learn more 
  • Resource Exchange. Connect with practitioners from around the world and share ideas and resources that will impact your work and your community. 

Congrats, Joe!

We're thrilled that our friend and colleague, Joseph E. Resch, Jr., CEO of Seabury Resources for Aging, is a recipient of the Seabury's 2015 Leadership in Aging Award. With nearly 40 years of experience in the field of elder care, Mr. Resch used his knowledge and leadership to help Seabury grow its services, community impact, and strengthen its reputation. The 2015 Leadership in Aging Awards Celebration will be held at the National Press Club with cocktails, dinner, and auction on Sunday, May 31 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmSeats are now available for the celebration - purchase yours today Read more about this year's honorees on Seabury's blog, For the Ages.

Two-Generation Webinars

National Human Service Assembly will host two national practitioners' webinars (Fri., March 20, 10am to 11am EDT and Mon., March 23, 1pm to 2:30pm EDT) to outline their initial findings and hear directly from human services organizations providing two-generation programming. Learn more

Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States
The federal government's official poverty measure, created in the 1960s, fails to illustrate the impact of programs designed to help families succeed. This KIDS COUNT data snapshot highlights the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which captures the effect of safety-net programs and tax policies on families. Learn more

National Senior Corps Association's Legislation Alert

The National Senior Corps Program is home to two well-known intergenerational programs - the Foster Grandparent Program and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. To ensure continued support for these important intergenerational opportunities, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR 4th District) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are inviting other members of Congress to sign onto "Dear Colleague" letters in support of programs. Contact your members of Congress  and encourage them to sign onto the letters by contacting Arlen Weiner ( or 202-225-6416) in Congressman DeFazio's office or the office of Senator Whitehouse in the Senate (202-224-2921.)

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story in a New Memoir
A few years ago, we profiled Thea Aschkenase, an Auschwitz survivor and student at Worcester State who is part of the university's Hunger Outreach Team (HOT). She recently helped her alma mater celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Intergenerational Urban Institute with a book signing for her memoir, Remembering: A Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Life. Learn more about Remembering. Read Thea's profile

Budgets Are a Children's Issue: Webinar

Programs that benefit children and youth of all ages (including Social Security, Medicaid, and SNAP) face considerable and substantial threats. Join the Children's Leadership Council for a webinar on Fri., March 20, 2-3pm EDT, to learn how you can stand with the CLC and make sure the nation's babies, children, youth and their families are spoken for during this critical time. Register today!

Apply Now! FCD Young Scholars Program 2016

The Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation's children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion. See guidelines.

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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 and launched in 2010 with support from the New York Life Foundation, 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 May 1 . Contact Emily Duda  with any questions.  Learn more   ( Read how the designation helped past designees .)
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters.   Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you.  You can also honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift.  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.
Culture United

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sonny (Dev Patel) is a young and ambitious hotel owner with plans to build another Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. He enlists Muriel's (Maggie Smith) help as his new co-manager. Even still, Sonny's dreams seem like a tall order as he strives to balance the demands of planning his wedding to Sunaina (Tena Desae) with the responsibilities of purchasing a new property. Sonny and Muriel's partnership is an example of intergenerational entrepreneurship and the potential unleashed when generations work together.


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. Disclaimer: Inclusion in this section is not an endorsement from Generations United. Rather, it is a way of showing the multiplying impact when the arts and pop culture are age-advantaged.

Foster Kinship - Cool Ideas
This week's cool idea is Foster Kinship, a nonprofit that empowers kinship caregivers to provide the most stable and permanent placements for children in their home.  T weet your cool intergenerational ideas to  #cooligideas .   You can also p ost 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 Foster Kinship
Funding Opportunities

Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering 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 


Art Works Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants between $10,000 and $100,000 for innovative art that engages the full range of demographics of their communities, as well as individuals of all physical and cognitive abilities. Deadline: Rolling. Learn more

Generations United encourages you to submit intergenerational projects. If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at

Great Resources


Engaging Decision-makers for a More Sustainable Age-Friendly City and Community. Grantmakers in Aging and the International Federation of Ageing is hosting a webinar to discuss ways to address and resolve barriers towards sustainable age-friendly cities and communities. April 1, 11am EST. Learn more



The 40th Issue of the International Federation for Family Development Papers
This resource sums up the United Nations' 2015 IFFD Briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, where our UN delegate Kristin Bodiford was a presenter. This issue includes one of the speeches, "Family as a School of Equality," delivered at the briefing. Learn more

Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards, Under One Roof
and Connecting Generations
These resources are available for the shipping and handling price - Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards - $4.50, Under One Roof - $4.50, Connecting Generations - $5.50.  Order your copies today!

Ready by 21 National Meeting. The Forum for Youth Investment. New Orleans, LA. March 31 - April 2, 2015. Learn more 


More Powerful Together: The 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council. Washington, DC. April 8-11, 2015. Learn more 


Creative Age: Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Exchange and Conference. National Center for Creative Aging. Washington, DC. May 18-21, 2015. Learn more


Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale. Generations United, Seagull Schools, International Consortium of Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP), UNA-Hawaii and JANCA. Honolulu, HI. July 21-24, 2015. Learn more 


2015 Joint International Conference: Global Communities Coming Together. Aged and Community Services Australia and IAHSA. Perth, Australia. August 31 - September 4, 2015. Learn more


"Age is honourable and youth is noble." ~an Irish Proverb

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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