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 Volume 13, Issue 165
April 18, 2018

Registration Now Open! Join Us for All In Together: Creating Places Where Young And Old Thrive! 
Join  Generations United and The Eisner Foundation for our June 5th report release event, which will be emceed by veteran  NPR correspondent
Ina Jaffe! The event program, which is free and in Washington, DC, will feature highlights from a new report and key findings from a national survey and public opinion poll on intergenerational shared site programs.  Register today!
Strolling ThunderTM: Let's Push for Change

ZERO TO THREE is bringing babies and families from all 50 states and DC to the nation's capital for the second annual Strolling Thunder TM on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. On that day, young and old will urge Congress to Think Babies TMLearn more .
Kudos to our Japanese Colleagues!
AARP's The Journal, which is dedicated to our friend, Tad Masuda, is out! This year's feature explores in depth the aging reality in Japan. The new issue also highlights our friend, Keiko Sugi, who spoke at our 2015 conference in Hawaii, and her organization, Kotoen. Read the profile. | Read the full issue
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank Julie Tippens and John Steele, who gave "In honor of Bill Libro's birthday."  We also thank Ned Carey, who gave "In honor of Everybody's birthday, except Bill Libro ."  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 !
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Cool Ideas
The Continuum
The Continuum in Nevada houses the Carousel Learning Center. Partnering with the onsite adult day center, toddlers engage in daily activities with older adults to encourage intergenerational social and emotional development with enhanced communication skills. Children and older adults enjoy arts and crafts, cooking, exercise, story time, music, singing and even math and science activities. These friendships transcend age and enrich the lives of these children and older adults. 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
Soulful, Inspiring Mister Rogers Movie Trailer
"Did we ever deserve Fred Rogers? All evidence points to the contrary-yet there he was all those years, creating, producing, writing, and starring in the legendary children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." ( Vanity Fair). Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a doc on Rogers, who died in 2003. The movie uses archival footage and never-before-seen clips of Rogers to contextualize his legacy and trace how his show addressed then-contentious social issues like civil rights and divorce.
Watch the heartwarming trailer for 
Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Gen2Gen Encore Prize. The Gen2Gen Encore Prize, offering $100,000 in cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support, is looking for innovative programs, products and services to tap the talent of 50+ adults to help young people thrive. Deadline: May 25, 2018. Learn more.

Innovation@Home Age-friendly Housing Contest.  Grantmakers In Aging -- in collaboration with the WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and funding support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- launched a competition and call for age-friendly housing practices. The effort is designed to inspire action around the world by highlighting efforts that expand housing options, modify homes and living spaces, and facilitate access to transportation, shopping, health and long-term care services. Deadline: May 15 2018.  Learn more .

Art Works Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.  Second Art Works Deadline: July 12, 2018. Learn more.

Seed Grants Available for Programs that Support Grandfamilies. We're thrilled that our long-time partner, The Brookdale Foundation, will award grants of $15,000 each to 15 programs that create or expand supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children!  Deadline: June 13, 2018.   Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.  This report describes findings from a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing that was conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.  Learn more.
"All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive." Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. Washington, DC. June 5, 2018. Learn more .

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more.
"...just as the musk ox surround their young to protect them from harm, we must gather together, form a circle and link hands around our youth." ~Dennis Shelden, narrator in a video for Qungasvik

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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