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 Volume 12, Issue 10
March 8, 2017
Generations United in the News
  • In their issue brief for Grantmakers in Aging, our Senior Fellow Nancy Henkin and Project Manager Emily Patrick explored how major demographic trends, a weakened social compact and competition for limited resources to meet the growing needs of all age groups are driving a renewed interest in intergenerational practice and policy. Learn more
Registration Now Open for  GrandRally 2017 - Building a Community of Hope
That's right! You can now register for the GrandRally. You don't want miss our emcee, the award-winning, nationally-syndicated Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary You can also visit our Facebook event. S hare it on your page and invite your friends. (See instructions. )
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our renewing member, DOROT, for their  contribution.  Together, 
we  are  building a world that values all generations!  You can 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.  If you're an organization, join us!
Let's Get #AgeAmped!

Generations Remixed, the 19th Global Intergenerational Conference taking place this June, will convene hundreds of professionals from around the world to exchange information, ideas, and resources for strengthening connections across generations. Want to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing networking and educational opportunities headlining Generations Remixed? 
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Generations United Intern Opportunity - Deadline is Next Week!

Generations United is looking for exceptional individuals for internships starting in late spring/early summer in Washington, DC. Our internships provide opportunities to build research skills, become involved with advocacy training and engage in an active intergenerational network. Internships are full-time, but part-time opportunities may be available. Stipend available. See full posting.
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Next week is the Deadline for Generations United's Photography Contest!
Time is running out! This year's theme is "Generations Unleashed: Equal Value Unleashed." Need help? Use these free online resources to create compelling photos to illustrate the contest's theme with creativity and insight. The Photography Contest is open to photographers of all ages. See full submission guidelines.
Senate Hearing on Grandfamilies and Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing, "Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis and Beyond," on Wed., March 15, at 2:30 PM in  the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562
Resource Spotlight: Vaccine Discussion Guide
While younger and older generations have more in common than not, they do have different experiences that can shape their values and actions. We included a timeline of milestones in the history of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Learn more

This timeline is in our intergenerational discussion guide for our
Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations   campaign, which we launched in the United States through partnerships with the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from Pfizer. Generations United is now working with the  Tokyo Metropolitan Institute on Gerontology in Japan and the  University of Granada in Spain to lead the work in their countries.  Follow  #bandAGEofhonor   and  learn more about our campaign
Culture United - Happy Women's History Month and International Women's Day!
Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage and Beauty
In ancient times older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom: today there is a feeling that our culture is reawakening to the power of our elders. In Wise Women, Joyce Tenneson presents 80 portraits of women aged 65 to 100, who comment on their experiences of ageing. These reflections may spark powerful discussions with and between women of all ages.  Learn more

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. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
The Grandparent Program of Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, MA
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, this week's cool idea is The Grandparent Program of Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, MA. Girls do arts and craft activities twice a week with residents at nearby older adult living facilities. 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
Grant for Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults. AARP Foundation is offering $50,000-$300,000 grants to eligible organizations that produce evidence-based solutions that help the Foundation with their mission. AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, affordable, livable and healthy housing, a steady income and strong and sustaining social bonds. Pre-Application Deadline: April 7, 2017. Application Deadline: May 19, 2017. Learn more

JAMS Foundation/NAFCM Community Mediation Mini-Grant Program.  The 2017 Mini-Grant Program will focus on funding the development and refinement of innovative and emerging community mediation center services that will address services for the elder population and care issues. Mini-Grants of $12,000 for up to two years will be awarded to up to five organizations. Deadline: March 13, 2017. Learn more

Brookdale Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP). The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation or expansion of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Up to 15 programs will be selected to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively), contingent upon progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future. Deadline: June 15, 2017. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Building our Future: Supporting Community-Based Early Childhood Initiatives. This new report from Child Trends explores various types of initiatives and what is needed to sustain and spread early childhood initiatives in other communities. Community leaders can use the report to strengthen the early childhood systems in their communities.  Learn more

FosterPort: Resources for Transition Age Foster Youth.  As a part of its strategy to strengthen the systems, policies and programs that support this population, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is proud to support the creation of FosterPort┬«, an easily accessible, highly curated online database that identifies and presents leading national experts, and cutting-edge programs and resources to support TAY in foster care as well as their caretakers. Learn more
Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. Chicago, IL. March 20-24, 2017. 
Dare to Dream at the 28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council. Anaheim, CA. March 22-25, 2017. Learn more

CWLA 2017 National Conference, Advancing Excellence in Practice and Policy:  Highlighting successful Strategies to Address the Needs of Children, Youth & Families.  Child Welfare League of America. March 29 - 31, 2017. Washington, DC.  Learn more

National Indian Child Welfare Association's 35th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. NICWA. April 2-5, 2017. San Diego, CA. Learn more

5th National Parent Attorney Conference: Valuing Dignity & Respect for All Families. American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. April 25-26, 2017. Tysons Corner, VA. Learn more

17th National Conference on Children & the Law: SOAR - Strengthening Our Advocacy for Results. American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. April 27-28, 2017. Tysons Corner, VA. Learn more

5th National GrandRally: Building a Community of Hope. Generations United. May 10, 2017. Washington, DC. Learn more
Generations Remixed Conference. Generations United and St. Ann Center for  Intergenerational Care. Milwaukee, WI. June 13-16, 2017.  Learn more  

National Foster Parent Association 2017 Education Conference. NFPA. June 21-24, 2017. Houston, TX. Learn more

Take Off with Respite! 2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference. ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Huntsville, AL. Oct. 11-13, 2017. Learn more

2017 Young Adult Services Symposium. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).   Louisville, KY. Nov. 3 -5, 2017.  Learn more

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more
"The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied, and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one thousand generations back of them . . . Millions of women, dead and gone are speaking through us today." ~Matilda Joslyn Gage, National Citizen and Ballot Box (1889)

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Alan King
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