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 Volume 12, Issue 1
January 04, 2017

Generations Remixed Early Bird Deadline: Jan. 31st

Planning to meet us in Milwaukee in June for the 19th Global Intergenerational Conference? Take advantage of the lowest possible rates when you register by January 31! Register today.

Announcing 2017 Program of Distinction Renewals
Congratulations to five of our Programs of Distinction for continuing to meet the standards for high-quality intergenerational programming. The following programs have renewed their designation for 2017-2019:
  • Community Corps (Jumpstart, Boston, MA)
  • St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Workforce Academy for Youth (County of San Diego, CA)
  • SMART (JCY-Westchester Community Partners, Yonkers, NY)
  • Reading Buddies After School (JCY-Westchester Community Partners, Yonkers, NY) 
Does your intergenerational program have what it takes to be named a Program of Distinction?  Learn more  about the designation and keep a lookout for the application be posted in spring 2017.
News from Our Members
Generations United is proud to be a membership organization. We love to shine a light on our members! 
  • Pass it Down is collecting stories about holiday traditions. Share yours
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 . If you're not a member or supporter, we hope you will consider joining today.   Learn more here .
New Report from United for All Ages
Generations United contributed to United for All Ages' report,  A country for all ages: ending age apartheid in Brexit Britain. The report  promotes greater integration between older and younger people, with ideas for action from a wide range of national and local organizations. Read our sidebar, "Communities for All Ages."  See the full report.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our Board Vice President Walter Jones, Board Secretary 
Marla Viorst, Board Treasurer Joseph Cuticelli and Board member Amanda Cavaleri for their donations. We thank our renewing member, Bridge Meadows, and Nathaniel Alfano for their contributions. We also thank Marilyn and John Oyler and Valerie Pethen for their year end contributions. You can also contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  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!
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
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Memes Show the Importance of Vaccinations Across the Lifespan
This meme of Keri Russell - an actress known for her title role in the TV series, Felicity is part of o ur  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  #bandAGEofhonor   and  learn more about our campaign  
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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
On Golden Pond
"Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms." -IMDB | 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. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
Growing Intergenerational Friendships through Teaching (G.I.F.T.)
In honor of National Mentoring Month, this week's cool idea is G.I.F.T., a program at Battlefield Park elementary School in Virginia that provides an opportunity for adult volunteers to share their talents, wisdom and experiences through mentoring students in reading, writing and storytelling. 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
Office of Challenge Grants. The Creating Humanities Communities program provides matching grants to help foster humanities activities and community cohesion on a local or regional level. The program supports partnerships between organizations such as public libraries, cultural centers, museums, historical societies, colleges and universities, archival repositories, school districts, civic centers, or other cultural entities. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017. Learn more

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its partners will award $2.5 million in grants nationwide. The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research & Resources  
Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons. This new report released by The National Collaboration for Youth lays out the case for investment in a community-based continuum of care that is rooted in the needs of individual jurisdictions. Learn more

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.  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 GrandRally: Building a Communityof 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

Call for Proposals for 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
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." ~George Washington Carver, whose birthday is tomorrow! He would've been 152.

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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