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 Volume 12, Issue 11
March 15, 2017
Generations United in the News
  • New America Media's story on Latino grandparents as parents cites our "Children Thrive in Grandfamilies" factsheet. Learn more
Registration Now Open for  GrandRally 2017 - Building a Community of Hope
Register today for the GrandRally. Don't miss our emcee, the award-winning, nationally-syndicated Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary You can also visit our Facebook event. S hare it on your page and invite your friends. (See instructions. )
News from Our Members
Generations United is proud to be a membership organization. We love to shine a light on our members! 

  • We're happy to share the news that Intergeneration Month is transitioning to our colleagues, Bridges Together. Congratulation to Sandy Kraemer and the Intergeneration Foundation for their years of leadership. Learn more
I f you're a member of Generations United and have a project, event or accomplishment you want highlighted in our "News from Our Members," please   email Alan King   .
Senate Aging Committee Hearing on Grandfamilies Postponed
U.S. Senate Committee on Aging hearing, Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis and Beyond, was postponed due to winter weather.  Learn more and stay tuned for a new date and time.
Generations United's Statement in Support of Vaccines for All Ages
When it comes to good health, we need an all generations approach. Vaccines are seatbelts against illness that protect children, elders and families. That's the goal of Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations , an awareness-raising campaign we launched in the United States through partnerships with the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from Pfizer. Read our full statement.

Generations United is now working with the  Tokyo Metropolitan Institute on Gerontology in Japan and the  University of Granada in Spain to lead the work in their countries.  Follow  #bandAGEofhonor   and  learn more about our campaign
Let's Get #AgeAmped!

Generations Remixed, the 19th Global Intergenerational Conference taking place this June, will convene hundreds of professionals from around the world to exchange information, ideas, and resources for strengthening connections across generations. Want to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing networking and educational opportunities headlining Generations Remixed? 
Culture United
"It's 2029. Mutants are gone--or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request--that Logan shepherd an extraordinary young girl to safety. Soon, the claws come out as Logan must face off against dark forces and a villain from his own past on a live-or-die mission, one that will set the time-worn warrior on a path toward fulfilling his destiny." -Rotten Tomatoes

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! 
You can contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.  If you're an organization, join us!
Cool Ideas
Project F.R.E.SH.
For National Nutrition Month, this week's cool idea is  Project F.R.E.S.H. in North Carolina. This innovative intergenerational program provides community children and adults with an opportunity to participate in physical activity together and help deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to homebound seniors within their community. 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 .
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Grant for Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults. AARP Foundation is offering $50,000-$300,000 grants to eligible organizations that produce evidence-based solutions that help the Foundation with their mission. AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, affordable, livable and healthy housing, a steady income and strong and sustaining social bonds. Pre-Application Deadline: April 7, 2017. Application Deadline: May 19, 2017. Learn more

2017 Mental Toughness II RFI. With the generous support of the Gap Foundation, YouthBuild USA constructed their own framework to help students transition from YouthBuild into successful college, career and community leadership pathways. YouthBuild USA (along with Mockingbird Education, the Academy for College Excellence, the VOICES student leadership council, and leading YouthBuild program practitioners) came together to complete the curriculum framework for Mental Toughness II (MT II). (See content overview.) All YouthBuild programs are invited to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Learn more

Brookdale Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP).  The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation or expansion of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Up to 15 programs will be selected to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively), contingent upon progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future. Deadline: June 15, 2017. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Building our Future: Supporting Community-Based Early Childhood Initiatives. This new report from Child Trends explores various types of initiatives and what is needed to sustain and spread early childhood initiatives in other communities. Community leaders can use the report to strengthen the early childhood systems in their communities.  Learn more

FosterPort: Resources for Transition Age Foster Youth.  As a part of its strategy to strengthen the systems, policies and programs that support this population, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is proud to support the creation of FosterPort┬«, an easily accessible, highly curated online database that identifies and presents leading national experts, and cutting-edge programs and resources to support Transition Age Youth in foster care as well as their caretakers. Learn more
Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. Chicago, IL. March 20-24, 2017. 
Dare to Dream at the 28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council. Anaheim, CA. March 22-25, 2017. Learn more

CWLA 2017 National Conference, Advancing Excellence in Practice and Policy:  Highlighting successful Strategies to Address the Needs of Children, Youth & Families.  Child Welfare League of America. March 29 - 31, 2017. Washington, DC.  Learn more

National Indian Child Welfare Association's 35th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. NICWA. April 2-5, 2017. San Diego, CA. Learn more

5th National Parent Attorney Conference: Valuing Dignity & Respect for All Families. American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. April 25-26, 2017. Tysons Corner, VA. Learn more

17th National Conference on Children & the Law: SOAR - Strengthening Our Advocacy for Results. American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. April 27-28, 2017. Tysons Corner, VA. Learn more

5th National GrandRally: Building a Community of Hope. Generations United. May 10, 2017. Washington, DC. Learn more
Generations Remixed Conference. Generations United and St. Ann Center for  Intergenerational Care. Milwaukee, WI. June 13-16, 2017.  Learn more  

National Foster Parent Association 2017 Education Conference. NFPA. June 21-24, 2017. Houston, TX. Learn more

Take Off with Respite! 2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference. ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Huntsville, AL. Oct. 11-13, 2017. Learn more

2017 Young Adult Services Symposium. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).   Louisville, KY. Nov. 3 -5, 2017.  Learn more

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more
"In a family where the old do not fear death, the young do not fear life." ~Erik Erikson, a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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