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 Volume 12, Issue 5
February 1, 2017
Generations United in the News 
  • In his piece for the California Health Report, Matt Perry profiled our partner,'s Gen2Gen. The article quotes's Founder and CEO Marc Freedman and mentions 
    Generations United. Read the article. 
  • YES! Magazine's profile of Bridge Meadows ran again in The Abundant Community! The article quotes Donna Butts. Learn more  
IFFD Family Awards and Briefing
Next week (Feb. 8th), the International Federation for Family Development will award Donna Butts their 2017 Award at their briefing at United Nations Headquarters. The award is presented to a person or entity who promoted family values. Learn more
News from Our Members
Generations United is proud to be a membership organization. We love to shine a light on our members! 
  • Opening Minds through Art (OMA) had artwork featured in the children's book, "Why Can't Grandma Remember my Name," which is receiving national attention. Learn more
I f you're a member of Generations United and have a project, event or accomplishment you want highlighted in our "News from Our Members," please   email Alan King    .
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our new member, Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, and David Ochoa who gave "in honor of Donna Butts" for their  contributions. 
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!

Earn CEUs at Generations Remixed

Attendees of the 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference are eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for their participation in this professional development event through Pennsylvania State University.  Learn more
2017 Best Intergenerational Communities Awards
Apply Today to Be a 2017 Best Intergenerational Community
Does your community go above and beyond when it comes to recognizing, engaging, and supporting all ages? Apply today!  Applications due Feb. 24, 2017. Learn more
Memes Show the Importance of Vaccinations Across the Lifespan
This meme of Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, is part of our Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations  campaign. T he campaign  is a partnership of  Generations United, the  Gerontological Society of America   and the  American Academy of Pediatrics with support from  Pfizer .   Check out additional memes  and  share    them.  Follow 
Plan your trip to the 5th National GrandRally!
Generations United is pleased to announce that the May 10, 2017 5th National GrandRally in Washington DC will be co-sponsored by Generations United, the Children's Defense Fund, Casey Family Programs, Foster Club, Grandfamilies 
of America and AARP . Learn about how your organization can show your support for the GrandRally by becoming an official supporting organization. And start planning your trip today by visiting the new  "planning your trip"  tab at .
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IFFD's 55th Commission for Social Development
Join the International Federation for Family Development on Mon., Feb. 6th, at United Nations Headquarters for a panel discussion on creating inclusive cities for all ages. The speakers are:
  • Ms. Susan Mochache, P. S. of the State Department of Social Protection of Kenya 
  • Dr. Siti Norlasiah Binti Ismail, D. G. of the National Population and Family Development Board of Malaysia 
  • H. E. Michael Farrugia, minister of Family and Social Solidarity of Malta 
  • H. E. Roberto Ciambetti, president of the Consiglio Regionale del Veneto (Italy) 
  • Ms. Daniela Bas, director of the Division for Social Policy and Development - UN DESA
Learn more about this briefing.
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Generations United's Photography Contest - Deadline: March 15, 2017!
Generations United is excited to promote our intergenerational photography contest.This year's theme is "Generations Unleashed: Equal Value Unleashed." The photographs should illustrate the contest's theme with creativity and insight. The Photography Contest is open to photographers of all ages. See full submission guidelines.
Culture United
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
For years, Jake Portman listened to his grandfather's stories about his childhood battling monsters and spending World War II living at "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at Cairnholm, Wales. The home's children and their headmistress, Miss Alma Peregrine (Eva Green), possess paranormal abilities and are known as "Peculiars". Jake learns that, like his grandfather, he has the ability to see the Hollows (the monsters that prey on the Peculiars) and the ability to save them. This 2016 film is based on a novel of the same name.

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. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
This week's cool idea is FaceAge, an award-winning multimedia installation created from guided cross-generational encounters. The three-screen video installation presents a 56-minute loop that features younger (18-22 year olds) and older (65 and older) participants studying, describing and touching one another's faces. 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
2017 RSVP Expansion Competition. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country.  CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs. Notice of Intent Deadline: March 7, 2017. Application Deadline: April 4, 2017. Learn more

2017 All-Star Internship.  FosterClub is looking for 18- to 24-year-olds who experienced foster care. Interns receive leadership training, help improve outcomes for foster youth transitioning out of care, educate peers and industry professionals, and change public perceptions about foster youth across the nation at conferences and events all summer long.  Application Deadline: Feb. 20, 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

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children's Book Project. The Foundation's Children's Book Project supports libraries located in a rural area within the 50 United States that have a limited operating budget and an active children's department. Through the program, a library's local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children's books. Deadline: March 1, 2017. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research & Resources  
Impact of Raising Eligibility Age for Medicare. This report by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation is a one-year snapshot of the impact of raising the eligibility age on health insurance coverage with and without the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The results are stark in both scenarios. Learn more

Generations United: Because We're Stronger Together.  Generations United 's  animated video about the value of intergenerational communities serves as a companion piece to the infographic in our Creating an Age-Advantaged Community Toolkit The video is an engaging tool for educating and inspiring communities to embrace and invest in intergenerational solutions. Watch the video

Creating an Age-Advantaged Community: A Toolkit for Building Intergenerational Communities that Recognize, Engage and Support All Ages.   This resource from Generations United helps communities make intentional efforts to build connections between the generations.   
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

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
"When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul." ~Langston Hughes

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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