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LeadingAge at the White House!
Generations United Welcomes United Nations Representatives
Congratulations, Dr. Sally Newman!
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Generations United's Shout Out to the Kinship Services Network who Did Something Grand
It's that Time Again! Help Us Spread the Word about the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards!
Grandfriends Intergenerational Volunteer Program - Cool Ideas
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Funding Opportunities
Great Resources
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 Volume 9, Issue 40
October 8, 2014
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Submit a Proposal (Deadline: Nov. 15!) and Help Us Spread the Word About our Upcoming Conference
Last week, our Call for Proposals went live for our upcoming conference, Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale. We are seeking proposals that will enhance the intergenerational field's capacity for developing programs and policies that benefit individuals of all ages, strengthen families, and build more cohesive and caring communities throughout the world. Submit a proposal today. Additionally, you can help us spread the word by visiting our Social Media Toolkit for sample Facebook posts, tweets and newsletter items. You can also share our conference flyer through your networks. (Download a printable flyer here.) This premier event will convene an international audience of practitioners, advocates, caregivers, researchers, students, retirees, managers and administrators. Learn more
Larry Minnix (far right), CEO of LeadingAge, watches President Obama sign the new legislation.
LeadingAge at the White House!
Congratulations to our Board member, Larry Minnix, CEO of LeadingAge, who the White House invited earlier this week to watch President Barack Obama sign the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation that puts in place new and streamlined quality measures for nursing homes, home health agencies, and other post-acute care providers participating in Medicare. Learn more about the IMPACT legislation
Generations United Welcomes United Nations Representatives
We're excited to announce our new United Nations (UN) representatives: Sara Peller, L.C.S.W., associate director of Programs for Seniors at DOROT, INC.; Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson, Ph.D., chair of the 
Department of Sociology and the Director of the Center for Intergenerational Policy and Practice at Dowling College; and Kristin Bodiford, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor at Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work. They join our lead UN representative Kevin Brabazon, adjunct associate professor at New York University. Learn more

Congratulations, Dr. Sally Newman!

Tomorrow, the University of Pittsburgh will honor Dr. Sally Newman, a pioneer in the intergenerational field and founding editor of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, by establishing the Newman Award for International Intergenerational Project Initiatives. Newman founded and served as executive director of Generations Together, an intergenerational center at the University of Pittsburgh. During her tenure, she developed and conducted intergenerational workshops, training institutes, and academic courses at the university and other institutions in the U.S. and abroad. (Learn more about Dr. Sally Newman.) The Newman Award is a scholarship for University of Pittsburgh graduate and rising undergraduate students involved in an intergenerational project. Click here to learn more about the award. To contribute to the scholarship, click here

Don't Miss Seniors4Kids Free Monthly e-Alerts!

Read a sample issue, then sign up. We're excited about the changes happening with our Seniors4Kids initiative. First off, our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent passed the reins to our Program Director Leah Bradley. Additionally, Yvonne T. Friend joined us as our Seniors4Kids National Program Coordinator. This month, our e-alert switched to a new format that includes a national focus and other exciting changes. We're also offering a prize giveaway. You can win a free copy of Mary Catherine Bateson's

Composing a Further Life. All you have to do is  sign up 10 people for the Seniors4Kids alert, then email Yvonne

Generations United's Shout Out to the Kinship Services Network who Did Something Grand
When we closed Grandparents Day/Week, we suggested visiting for ideas on how to Do Something Grand all-year long. We also asked for stories of how you celebrated the grandparents or grandfriends in your life. Last week, the Juvenile Welfare Board's JWB-TV posted a news segment on the Grandparents Day events its Kinship Services Network hosted in Tampa, Florida. Watch the video. You can still share your Grandparents Day stories. Let us know how you Did Something Grand!
Last Call
Best Intergenerational Communities Awards! - Deadline: Next Wednesday!
Proud of your community? Does it offer a well-rounded life for all generations? Then apply today to be considered for a 2015 Best Intergenerational Communities Award sponsored by MetLife Foundation and Generations United. No community's too big or too small. Check out our Social Media Toolkit to help us spread the word with sample Facebook mentions, tweets, and newsletter articles.  
Grandfriends Intergenerational Volunteer Program - Cool Ideas

In part 20 of our series, we feature Skokie School District 73.5's Grandfriends Intergenerational Volunteer Program in Skokie, IL. Tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideasYou can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group or text us through the Facebook Messenger app (friend me to join our Cool Intergenerational Ideas group discussion). We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! DisclaimerSpotlighting ideas does not imply Generations United's endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs. Share the inspiration. Learn more about the Grandfriends Intergenerational Volunteer Program.

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters

Generations United thanks  thanks our members and supportersMerci. 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.

Funding Opportunities

National Grants Program. ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2015 round of its National Grants Program. Grants range from $50,000-$500,000. This year ArtPlace intends to support approximately 40 projects with roughly $10 million. Deadline: 3:59 PM EST on Nov. 3, 2014. Learn more


Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program. Whole Kids Foundation is providing $2,000 grants to schools and nonprofit organizations working at schools in the U.S. and Canada with new or existing garden projects at any stage of development - planning, construction, or operation, that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014. Learn more


If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at

Great Resources

Under One Roof and Connecting Generations 

These resources are available for the shipping and handling price -
Under One Roof is $4.50 and Connecting Generations is $5.50. Order your copies today!

ReDefining Age: Annual Meeting and Expo. LeadingAge. Nashville, TN. Oct. 19-22, 2014. Learn more 


Global Youth Forum 2014. People to People International. Kansas City, MO. Nov. 5-9, 2014. Learn more 


47th Annual Senior Leadership Conference. Alliance for Children and Families. Clearwater Beach, FL. Feb. 21-24, 2015. Learn more 


Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. Chicago, IL. March 23-27, 2015. Learn more 


SAVE the DATE: 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 9-11, 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 


"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ~Helen Keller


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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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