Volume 16 | Issue 26 | June 30, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference
Recordings Now Available!
If you attended Generations United's virtual conference, remember the recordings for all live sessions as well as pre-recorded on-demand content is still available until July 11. Be sure to take full advantage of your conference registration and watch any sessions you missed. Review your last conference email for instructions on how to access the recordings.
We’re hiring!
Generations United is seeking an Operations Coordinator to join our team. This position will support our human resources and financial departments. Deadline to apply: July 16, 2021. Read the full job description.
Generations United's Award Recipients
Generations United is thrilled to celebrate outstanding achievements in the intergenerational and grandfamilies fields with our biennial awards program. Check out our award recipients' acceptance videos.
Episode 19: Mary O'Donnell and Ernest Gonzales on the Benefits of Intergenerational Programs
A few months ago, Generations United released our latest set of free resources that we developed with support from RRF Foundation for Aging. Mary O'Donnell and Dr. Ernest Gonzales, whose research team led the development of Generations United's new resources, joined our Executive Director Donna Butts for a rich discussion on the benefits of intergenerational programs.

This episode focuses on how the RRF Foundation for Aging came to include intergenerational programs in their funding priorities and what the Foundation has learned about intergenerational programs. The episode also explores what Dr. Gonzales and his research team learned while creating the intergenerational tools. Listen to the episode.
Generations United Recognizes Quality Intergenerational Programs
Do you or your community have a program that is effectively creating meaningful connections across generations? Generations United invites you to apply to be selected as a Program of Distinction, the U.S. benchmark for high-quality, high-impact intergenerational programs. The designation is the only of its kind, as it aims to recognize excellence while celebrating the rich diversity among intergenerational programs. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2021See additional information or contact Sheri Steinig.
Cool Idea
Protect the Sacred

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 Protect the Sacred.

This grassroots initiative educates and empowers Navajo youth and young people throughout Indian Country as the next generation of leaders in protecting their elders, their languages, their medicine ways, and their cultures as an emergency response to the crisis in the Navajo Nation from COVID-19. 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. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Tweet of the Week
Culture United
Mother Nature by Angélique Kidjo 
During her Grammys acceptance speech in January 2020, Angélique Kidjo told the crowd: "The new generations of artists coming from Africa [are] going to take you by storm. The time has come." The 60-year-old, who's originally from Benin, brought together a generation of younger artists across Africa on a new album, called Mother Nature. 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! American Rescue Plan Funds. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) received $135 million in the American Rescue Plan Act. The NEA is directing 40 percent of that allocation to 62 state, jurisdictional, and regional arts organizations. The NEA will award the remaining 60 percent of the funding in competitive grants to support jobs in the arts and culture sector and keep the doors open to nonprofit organizations and local arts agencies nationwide. Deadline: Aug. 12, 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
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 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
NEW! IFFD Interational Advocacy Workshop. Dates: Sept. 1-3, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Family Megatrends in the Future of Europe. Date: July 9, 2021. Learn more.
"Generations are not competitors for life’s satisfactions; they are partners in the search for well-being."~Harold L. Sheppard
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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