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 Volume 13, Issue 40
October 3, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • The Chronicle of Social Change reported on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal for a first-ever national standard on licensing foster homes. They interviewed our Special Advisor Ana Beltran for the story and cited our Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards. Read the article.
Submit to Present at our 2019 Conference
Submit your proposal to present at Generations United's 20th Global Intergenerational Conference, co-hosted by Bridge Meadows! We are currently seeking proposals for conference educational sessions that will enhance the intergenerational field's capacity for developing practices, programs, and policies that benefit individuals of all ages, strengthen families, and build more cohesive and caring communities throughout the world. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2018.  Learn more.
Cool Ideas
Intergenerational Rosh Hashanah Deliveries and Visits
DOROT hosted its annual Rosh Hashanah package delivery. On the Upper East and West Sides, as well as in Westchester, volunteers of all ages visited with older adults and shared stories and holiday treats. This event helps alleviate social isolation and brings the generations together, all while helping seniors welcome in the Jewish New Year. Read on

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.
Piper Foreman, 5, stands near the podium as her great-grandmother, Sandy Powers, addresses a crowd during the Rally. [Joshua A. Bickel /Dispatch]
Advocates in Ohio call for more services for devoted, but struggling grandparents raising grandkids
More than a year after our Grand Rally, Ohio held its own! Grandparents raising grandchildren gathered at the Statehouse for the first "Kinship Day" and rally sponsored by the Ohio Grandparent/Kinship Care Coalition and the Ohio Federation for Health Equity and Social Justice. Advocates called on state legislators to do more to help the over 200,000 Ohio children who live in homes headed by grandparents or other relatives, many of whom step up to keep kids from entering the foster-care system. Learn more
Culture United
A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past. 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.
Honoring National Kinship Care Month
Last week, the Senate passed a resolution designating September 2018 as "National Kinship Care Month!" Read the full resolution.
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A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums. This special initiative offers grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to help small museums implement projects that address Lifelong Learning, Community Anchors and Catalysts, and Collections Stewardship and Public Access. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018.  Learn more.

Designing for Intergenerational Impact. The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers $17,000 in cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship to the winning university students around the world. Finalists will receive paid travel to Stanford, where they will present their designs to renowned industry, academic, and government leaders. This year's challenge focuses on building longevity solutions with cross-generational teams. Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018. Learn more.

Pop Up Rapid Response Grants. The Pop Culture Collaborative have grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 for organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Funded projects must impact, support, or engage people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. Deadline: on a rolling basis. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic (Updated).  The amended report shows that -- overall -- foster care systems are relying more on grandparents and other relatives to care for children when their parents cannot. The report includes recommendations on how to connect grandfamilies to the same supports and services that traditional unrelated foster families receive. Learn more

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 .
Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration.  Generations United.  Washington, DC. Oct. 10, 2018. Register today.

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more .

20th Global Intergenerational Conference.  Generations United and Bridge Meadows.  Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Learn more
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"The law of love could be best understood and learned through little chidlren." ~Mahatma Gandhi (see meme)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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