Volume 16 | Issue 36 | September 8, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Grandparents Day is Four Days Away
As our society opens back up during the COVID-19 pandemic, our theme this year is a question: How will you look at connecting generations differently this Grandparents Day? In the week leading up to Grandparents Day, Generations United and our national partners will share COVID-19 and race equity resources. Stay tuned! Follow #DoSomethingGrand to stay connected. Learn more.
In the News
  • Have you read this Karrie Jacobs piece in the New York Times on intergenerational housing? It features our Executive Director Donna Butts and our friends at SAGE USA, Los Angeles LGBT Center, and more! Read the article.

  • TrailBlazers Impact interviews women with stories to embolden other women to create their own self-discovery story. They highlighted Donna in a recent episode. Check it out!
There’s Still Time to Join Thursday’s Office Hours Call!
The engAGED Office Hours program provides the Aging Network with an opportunity to ask practical questions that will help with replicating or adapting social engagement interventions to serve older adults. Our Special Projects Director Sheri Steinig is participating in the next Office Hours call—tomorrow from 2:00-2:45 pm ET—which will focus on intergenerational programming. Attendance will be capped at 30 participants. Learn more and RSVP.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our new member—Susan Obrecht, LCSW— for her contribution. We also thank Judy Coryell for her donation. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Tweet of the Week
The National Foster Parent Association is Seeking an Executive Director
The NFPA Board of Directors is looking for an Executive Director to take on NFPA's overall strategic and operational responsibility for programs, finance, staff, volunteers, and membership. Learn more.
ACF’s Equity in Action Initiative
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has a clear goal to build a more just and equitable nation with systems that treat everyone with fairness. Fairness requires that we meet our communities where they are and not where we want them to be. We must level the playing field, and we know that we cannot do this critical work without you. If you, or those you work with, know of process improvements, ACF is gathering that feedback via email. Learn more.
Cool Idea
JCY-Westchester Community Partners (JCY-WCP) eTutoring Program

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 JCY-Westchester Community Partners (JCY-WCP) eTutoring Program.

JCY-Westchester Community Partners (JCY-WCP) eTutoring Program in Westchester, NY, pairs students selected by their teachers and school administrators with members of their corps of volunteers. eTutors work with individual students one time per week for one hour over Zoom video using JCY-WCP Zoom lines. All calls are monitored by Program Coordinators for quality and security. Optimally, tutors and students both have internet access and a computer, but tablets or phones are also used. 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
The Switch by Beth O'Leary

When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. 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
NEW! Update to Letter of Inquiry Process. RRF Foundation for Aging announces a change to their Letter of Inquiry (LOI) submission deadlines. To provide invited applicants more time to prepare a full proposal, RRF is moving LOI submission deadlines two weeks earlier. Deadlines for full proposals and funding decisions remain unchanged. The next LOI deadline is Nov. 15, 2021. Learn more.

Quality Improvement Project. Opening Minds through Art (OMA) has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid to expand its program in the state. The grant enables Ohio nursing homes to apply for startup funding to adopt the program. Selected nursing homes will receive $1,500 scholarship for two staff members ($750/person) to attend the OMA Facilitator Training program and $2000 for art supplies. Deadline: ongoing. Learn more.

Grants to Address Social and Economic Injustice. The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. The average grant is $8,000 (the maximum grant amount is $20,000) to organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society. Deadline: ongoing. 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
New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from the 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.

Sharing Our Space: A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites is designed for individuals and organizations interested in creating an intergenerational shared site or enhancing services at their current site. Divided into 10 sections, the toolkit details every step of the development and operation process, from initial planning to sustaining long-term shared site programs. Each section includes effective practices, challenges, tips, examples, and concrete tools gathered from researchers and practitioners from across the field, organized towards the goal of assisting readers in planning and implementing high-quality shared sites. 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 award 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
Dear Black Male. Dates: Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9, and 16, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Kinship Care Month Webinar: Lifting the Voices of Kinship Caregivers through Advisory Council Engagement and Peer Mentoring. Date: Sept. 16, 2021. Learn more.
“The future of today’s young is the last report card for today’s old. Our fates are shared, even if we don’t look alike. That’s not just my opinion. In this great, big, mixed-up country of ours, it’s what most Americans think.”~Paul Taylor, author of “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown.”
We want Generations This Week to be a real resource for you. Please send us any national news on intergenerational issues in addition to upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, reports, and webinars. You can share local and state events in our Facebook group. Please also let us know how we can improve! Email us at gu@gu.org. We'd love to hear from you!

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