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 Volume 13, Issue 24
June 13, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • NBC's WNYT News Channel 13 highlighted our report over the weekend. The story was flimed at Easter Seals in Silver Spring, MD. Donna Butts and The Eisner Foundation's CEO Trent Stamp were also interviewed on camera. Learn more.
  • Curbed highlighted our report with The Eisner Foundation in a story on how intergenerational living benefits the "bookend" generations. Read the story. 
  • The Epoch Times featured our GrAND member Jan Wagner in a story about grandparents raising grandchildren. The article cites a Generations United report. Learn more.
  • McKnight's Senior Living highlighted our report with The Eisner Foundation in a story about intentional intergenerational communities! Read the article.
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the growing number of multigenerational households. The article quotes Donna. Read the story.
  • Senior Housing News highlighted our report with The Eisner Foundation in their story, "New Ebenezer Communities Mix Generations as Trend Gains Steam." Read the article
Generations United Seeking a Policy and Program Coordinator
Join the Generations United team as the Policy and Program Coordinator. Help advance public policy and grassroots advocacy efforts surrounding grandfamilies and  intergenerational issues. Learn more and apply today!
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank our renewing member,  Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, for their contribution. We also thank Marie Terova for her donation. 
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 !
Apply Today! Be Recognized as a Program of Distinction
Does your intergenerational program meet critical needs in your community? Does it provide clear, meaningful roles for participants of all ages and abilities? Do you go above and beyond to train staff and participants? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have what it takes to be named an intergenerational Program of Distinction! Each year, we recognize outstanding programs across the country that reflect the rich diversity among programs that involve older and younger generations.  The deadline to apply is August 1, 2018 Contact Irv Katz  with any questions.  Learn more.
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Cool Ideas
Intergenerational Music Therapy
University of Louisville's faculty recently conducted an innovative intergenerational research study using music therapy. They brought together three year olds and elders with cognitive impairments including dementia and Alzheimer's for a three-month, semi-weekly program focused on movement and literacy. 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
Red Table Talk
Red Table Talk is an American web television talk show starring  Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne -- three generations  of women. They open their home for a series of candid conversations with family and friends. On the episode, "Surviving Loss," Jada Pinkett revealed the impact of the tragic death of her longtime best friend, Tupac Shakur. While Willow shared a painful secret for the first time with her mom and grandmother. 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.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Gen2Gen Summer Fund. Got an idea for a creative summer project that brings older adults and kids together for meaningful interaction? Apply today for a $250 award from the Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d)! Deadline: June 30, 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.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
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 .

Working with Kinship Caregivers.  The U.S. Children's Bureau has just posted a resource    to help child welfare professionals promote kinship care by providing kinship caregivers with information, referral, and support services to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in their care.    Learn more .

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.
Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally. National Youth Leadership Council. St. Paul, MN. June 18-21, 2018. Learn more .

National Caregivers Conference. The Family Resource Network. Iselin, New Jersey. Oct. 11, 2018. Learn more.

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more.
"We are a nation of communities...a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky." ~George H.W. Bush, who turned 94 yesterday. (See the meme.)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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