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 Volume 13, Issue 39
September 26, 2018
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.  Learn more.
Roosevelt Williams III 2018 Urban Leadership Fellows
We congratulate our friend, Roosevelt, on being among RISE San Diego's 25 Urban Leadership Fellows. The honorees represent some of San Diego's best and brightest community leaders, activists, practitioners, and agents of social change. What also makes Roosevelt a GRAND Success is that his great-grandfather raised him. Read Roosevelt's profile
Cool Ideas
Mutual Adoption Pact
Mutual Adoption Pact, one of three models from the Service-Learning Excellence Program at Texas State University, connects university students with community elders or people with disabilities. Through MAP Rides, a supplement to MAP and Safe at Home, students do home safety checks to reduce the risk of injury and death from older adults falling at home. MAP Rides is a nonemergency medical transportation program where students will pick community elders, transport them to their medical appointments, and then return them to their residence afterward. 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
Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon, who was raised in Nashville, celebrates her Southern upbringing in her new book about life, love, and baking biscuits. The title comes from a phrase she remembers her grandmother saying: "Southern women are like whiskey in a teacup ... beautiful and presented well on the outside ... fierce and very strong on the inside." 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.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
Generations United thanks our members and supporters for their contributions. 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 !
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Sponsoring Conference Participation Grant. Through a Request for Proposals, the New York State Health Foundation will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local,  state,  and national conferences related to supporting healthy communities, consumer empowerment  and  veterans' health. Deadline: on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Annie's Grants for Gardens. Funding is  provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide to help children start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet.  Grants may be used to purchase any supplies for an edible garden, such as plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems . Public, charter, and private schools, as well as school districts and nonprofit organizations supporting a school garden, are eligible to apply. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018.  Learn more.

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.  An initiative of the Bruner Foundation, t he Award discovers and celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design along with their social and economic contributions to our nation's cities. . The Gold Medal winner will receive a $50,000 award, and four Silver Medal winners will receive $10,000 each.  Deadline:  Dec. 12, 2018. 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 .
Explore New Territory.  ZERO TO THREE.  Denver, CO. Oct. 3-5, 2018. 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 most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children." ~Jim Henson, whose birthday was on Monday; he would've been 82. (See meme.)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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