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from Generations United

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 Volume 13, Issue 30
July 25, 2018
We Have a New Website!
You may have noticed some recent changes at our website,'ve been working over the past few months to provide you with a better online experience. The new site provides easy access to the most important news, tools, and resources to support the growing interest in intergenerational programs, policies, and solutions, and it is now mobile-friendly!
For more than 30 years, Generations United has been proud to be the go-to source for all things intergenerational.  The great information that was on our old site is still there just organized in a different way.

We encourage you to visit and check out the site, discovering the full spectrum of our work with Grandfamilies, Intergenerational Community Building, and Intergenerational Programs & Spaces. Be sure to also check out our Resource Library!

If you have any questions or feedback for our team, please drop us a note at
Generations United in the News
  • Family Perspective's newsletter came out yesterday! The recent issue highlighted news from last week, which included the Next Avenue article by Donna Butts on the Supporting Grandparent Raising Grandchildren law. See the full newsletter.
Do you have an intergenerational immigration story?

Do you have stories of how a grandparent or an elder who was an immigrant influenced your life? Do you work with older or younger immigrants or immigrant families in an intergenerational program or setting? Are you an immigrant grandparent or older adult who work with young people? Generations United is requesting stories to possibly highlight on our Together blog for Grandparents Day (Sept. 9)! See our submission guidelines, then share your stories with us at

Adam Otto Heading to Law School
Today, we say goodbye to our Policy and Program Assistant Adam Otto, who's leaving for law school at American University. Since Adam joined us over four years ago, he has been a valued member of the Generations United team. He helped our efforts to educate Congress on intergenerational and grandfamilies issues, oversaw grassroots outreach efforts, and coordinated a diverse group of organizations serving on Generations United's Policy Committee. He worked closely with GrAND members, who said Adam took care of them. We will all miss Adam and know you will join us in wishing him abundant success in law school and beyond.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank our new member, Caring for our Generations, for their contribution.  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 !
Cool Ideas
Generation-to-Generation (G2G) Dialogues
These dialogues are flagship events of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka. The G2G talks provide an open platform for three generations to come together to share their ideas on socio-economic issues. 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.
Culture United
The Incredibles 2
In this sequel, Bob -- aka "Mr. Incredible" -- navigates the day-to-day heroics as a stay-at-home dad while his wife, Helen, is part of a campaign to make superheroes legal again. Not only is Bob tasked with helping Dash with his math homework and fixing a mess up he caused between Violet and her school crush but he also has to keep up with a little one. The latter drives a sleep-deprived Bob to drop off Jack Jack with "Aunty" Edna. The eccentric costume designer bonds with the precocious tot, whose abilities give Edna an idea that helps Bob keep from going crazy. Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? 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.
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Lutheran Home Intergenerational Program
Does Your Program Have What it Takes to be A Program of Distinction?
Does your intergenerational program meet critical needs in your community? Does it provide clear, meaningful roles for participants of all ages and abilities? Do you go above and beyond to train staff and participants? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have what it takes to be named an intergenerational Program of Distinction! Each year, we recognize outstanding programs across the country that reflect the rich diversity among programs that involve older and younger generations.  The deadline to apply is August 1, 2018. 
Contact Irv Katz with any questions. Learn more.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
American Academy of Pediatrics: Community Access to Child Health Program.   The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program, a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is offering grants of up to $10,000 to pediatricians and fellowship trainees who are planning innovative community-based child health programs that will ensure all children have medical homes, are properly immunized, and have access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. Deadline: July 31, 2018. Learn more.

Support for Music Education Programs.  The Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation is focused on the following five priorities: student achievement and participation, public private collaboration, music education innovation, music educator support, and research. First year grant requests should not exceed $20,000. Deadline: July 31, 2018.  Learn more.  

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
All In Together: Creating Places Where Young And Old Thrive. This new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation  includes the findings of two national surveys, profiles of model programs and recommendations for how we can increase the number of intergenerational shared sites .   Learn more .

Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.  This report describes findings from a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing that was conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.  Learn more.
Texas Taking the Next Step: 2018 Geriatric Symposium. Texas Health and Human Services. Georgetown, TX. Aug. 13-14, 2018.  Learn more .

Explore New Territory.  ZERO TO THREE. Denver, CO. Oct. 3-5, 2018. Learn more.

National Caregivers Conference. The Family Resource Network. Iselin, NJ. Oct. 11, 2018. Learn more.

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more.
"My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road." ~Ceramic artist Beatrice Wood, who lived to be 105 (see the meme)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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