Volume 16 | Issue 16 | April 21, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Our Conference Plenary Sessions Are up!
Generations United’s 2021 Intergenerational Conference include Lauren Miller Rogen, actress, comedian, filmmaker, and co-founder of Hilarity for Charity; Amy Goyer, National Family and Caregiving expert, author and consultant; our Board member Sarah Kastelic, executive director of National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA); Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation; Eunice Lin Nichols, Encore.org's vice president of Innovation; and more! Check out the full description of the sessions.
In the News
  • In her Wall Street Journal article, Carol Hymowitz focuses on grandparents either moving in with or near their children and grandchildren during COVID-19. Her story quotes our Executive Director Donna Butts and highlights our new report, Family Matters: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise and Here to Stay. Learn more.

  • The new issue of GRAND Magazine is out! It includes an article from our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent, which highlights the benefits of #multigenerational living and features our new multigenerational family report. Read Jaia's article.

  • In her article for the National Recreation and Park Association, Dr. Lori Marks highlights the benefits of intergenerational programs during COVID-19 and beyond. Her piece cites Generations United and includes examples from our resource, Staying Connected While Saying Apart. Learn more.
Join Generations United’s Shared Site Learning Network
Would you like to connect with other practitioners who are interested in intergenerational shared sites? Join Generations United’s Shared Site Learning Network! The network will meet regularly to share the latest information and resources from the field, facilitate peer learning, and grow the community of shared site practitioners in the United States and beyond. Learn more and RSVP for our first meeting on May 20th.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our new member, Graceland Center for Purposeful Aging, for their contribution. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Webinar— Addressing Multi/Intergenerational Housing Trends and Senior Housing
Generations United is joining Senior Housing News—the online publication for people in diverse aspects of senior housing (development, design, and more)—in a webinar on May 19 at 1:00 Central/ 2:00 Eastern. The session will explore the intersection of senior housing and multigenerational and intergenerational housing. Colleagues in the intergenerational field are welcome. Register.
Tweet of the Week
Webinar—Staying Connected: Intergenerational Programs and COVID-19
Join Generations United and the National Recreation and Park Association on April 22, at 2 pm ET, for a webinar on how intergenerational programs created new opportunities and adapted activities in response to COVID-19. Hear from innovative programs across the country—from community gardens to virtual visits—that have been creatively adapting to connect generations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to do so into the future. Learn more.
Cool Idea
Per Terra II Cielo "The Sky on Earth"

Each week, we'll be highlighting a program from our resource, Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Next up, is Per Terra II Cielo "The Sky on Earth."

This intergenerational theatre workshop project—based in Albino, Italy—typically works with schools and nursing homes. Because of COVID-19, the project transitioned to bringing the theatre workshop under the windows of nursing homes, with children singing, dancing, flagwaving, and decorating windows and sidewalks.
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
"Vaccine Season" by Hannu Rajaniemi

In a post-pandemic future where scientists have made great strides in eliminating disease, a young boy faces his fears and ventures out to his grandfather's island to give him an important vaccine. This story—read by LeVar Burton on his podcast, LeVar Burton Reads—appears in the anthology Make Shift: Dispatches from the Post-Pandemic Future. Listen to the story.
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
Women's Sports Foundation: Move Together. The Foundation is offering grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations nationwide that foster multigenerational connection in their communities through sport, fitness, and movement-based programming for girls and women. Deadline: May 28, 2021. Learn more.

Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Older Adult Home Modification Program supports comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of older adult homeowners with low income. The goal of the Program is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low-barrier, high-impact home modifications to reduce older adults' risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and to improve their functional abilities in their home. Deadline: May 4, 2021. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
The State Child Abuse & Neglect Policies Database. This new resource from Mathematica and Child Trends is designed to improve the way the field analyzes child welfare data to learn more about child maltreatment incidence across the United States. The SCAN Policies Database will make it easier for researchers, analysts, policymakers, child welfare agencies, and others to broaden their understanding of how differences in state laws and policies might influence state variability in reported rates of child abuse and neglect. Learn more.

Children's Bureau Learning & Coordination Center (CBLCC). Formerly CANTASD, CBLCC offers peer learning, meetings and events, and multimedia resources on issues relevant to the full spectrum of child welfare. On their website, you can find videos, tip sheets and tools, and shareable media. Learn more.

New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from RRF-Foundation for Aging, aims to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The new publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working to connect and support older adults, children, and youth. Learn more.

Fact sheet: Intergenerational Shared Sites includes updated information about these important program models and what we know about their impact. Learn more.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Intergenerational Shared Sites Chart is designed to share some federal funding sources that include—or could include—support for intergenerational shared sites. Learn more.

Generations United's 2020 State of Grandfamilies Report—Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving BeyondGrandfamily caregivers are the first line of defense for children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise them for many reasons, including cases where children's parents have died from the COVID-19 virus. Download the full report, watch Senator Sherrod Brown's acceptance speech, and listen to stories of grandfamilies impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages. Generations United's new infographic illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids-they protect all generations- especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
Upcoming Events
Registration now open for Generations United's 2021 Virtual Conference! Dates: June 15-17, 2021. Learn more and register today.
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"Wherever there are beginners and experts, old and young, there is some kind of learning going on, some kind of teaching. We are all pupils and we are all teachers."~Gilbert Highet, Scottish American classicist, academic, writer, and intellectual critic
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