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 Volume 13, Issue 36
September 5, 2018
Grandparents Day is Sunday - Sept. 9!
This week, leading up to Grandparents Day, we and our national partners are sharing resources, ideas and information around this year's theme, Immigration, to emphasize how this country's changing age and race demographics are our greatest assets. Learn more
Have questions on how to end senior hunger?

Just in time for National Grandparents Day, join the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and Generations United for a Twitter Chat this Friday, at 1:30PM ET, to talk about ending food insecurity among older adults. Follow #SNAP and  #SNAPMatters4Seniors. 
It's Baby Safety Month!
In her guest post for our Together blog, Dr. Sarah Spring -- chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care -- highlights ways that parents, especially grandparents and other relatives raising children, can keep the young people in their lives safe from dangerous toys. Read the article.
Celebrate Intergenerational Month this September!
Our friends at Bridges Together are carrying the work of the organization Intergeneration Month, which initiated the recognition devoted to celebrating intergenerational connections. They have three ways you can get involved. Learn more.  
Do you have an intergenerational immigration story?

Do you have stories of how a grandparent or an elder who was an immigrant influenced your life? Do you work with older or younger immigrants or immigrant families in an intergenerational program or setting? Are you an immigrant grandparent raising your grandchild or older adult who works with young people? Generations United is requesting stories to possibly highlight on our Together blog for Grandparents Day (Sept. 9)! Deadline to submit is Sept. 7. See our submission guidelines, then share your stories with us at

Culture United
Just Grandma and Me
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is spending a day at the beach with his grandma in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Celebrating the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. 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.
Cool Ideas
The Griffith University Intergenerational Care Project
This program, based in Australia, utilizes two models:
shared campus and  visiting 
campus . The former involves an aged care center in the same facility as a child care center. The visiting campus model, however, is where child care and aged care centers are located separately and one group travels to visit the other. This project is part of the university's investigation into the education, workforce and economic benefits intergenerational care programs can bring to Australia. 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.
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!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization,  join us !
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Pop Up Rapid Response Grants.  The Pop Culture Collaborative have grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 for organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Funded projects must impact, support, or engage people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. Deadline: on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Sponsoring Conference Participation Grant. Through a Request for Proposals, the New York State Health Foundation will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, state, and national conferences related to supporting healthy communities, consumer empowerment and veterans' health. Deadline: on a rolling basis.  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 .

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.
20th Global Intergenerational Conference.  Generations United and Bridge Meadows. Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Learn more.

Explore New Territory.  ZERO TO THREE. Denver, CO. Oct. 3-5, 2018. Learn more.

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

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more.
"The role of grandparent is great fun and joy. ...when Gwyneth [Paltrow] and Chris had Apple, there was meaning again, finally. The primal urge and thrust that another generation brings keeps us wanting to live. Being a grandparent is bigger than I ever imagined. ~Blythe Danner Paltrow, an Emmy Award-winning actress (see the meme.)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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