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 Volume 13, Issue 38
September 19, 2018
Submit to Present at our 2019 Conference
Submit your proposal to present at Generations United's 20th Global Intergenerational Conference, co-hosted by Bridge Meadows! We are currently seeking proposals in four focus areas: intergenerational community building, grandfamilies & kinship care, shared sites & spaces, and intergenerational workforce. Learn more.
Register Now for Grandfamilies Report Release Event
Join Generations United on Oct. 10, 5 PM - 7 PM, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11, in Washington, D.C.,  as we celebrate 20 years of working on behalf of grandfamilies and  release  our 2018 State of Grandfamilies in America report, Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration. The reception will also include key report findings and remarks from grandfamilies. Register today!
Generations United in the News
  • In her Washington Post Op-Ed, Stephanie Kanowitz highlighted intergenerational moments between her children and Sunrise Senior Living's residents. Her piece cited our report with The Eisner Foundation. Read the article.
Cool Ideas
For Get You Not
Forget You Not, a program of the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, was founded by 12 teens from Schreiber's High School in Port Washington, NY. The students engage individuals living with Alzheimer's and other related dementia in activities that include reading, dancing, and painting. 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.
Plaza West Apartments
DC Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen: "Grandfamilies are a part of the fabric of this city."     
Last week, the community and stakeholders celebrated the grand opening of Plaza West, a new 223-unit development in Washington, D.C. Fifty of those units are reserved for grandfamilies. The two-day celebration included remarks from elected officials and a grandfamily member. See the recap of day 1. See the recap of day 2.
Culture United
The Power of Presence
As the mother of Wes Moore, whose memoir about overcoming the obstacles that face a fatherless young black man was a huge bestseller, Joy Moore is constantly asked: How did you do it....have a career and stay healthy when you don't have a partner to pick up the slack?  In The Power of Presence, Moore explores seven pillars of presence that all parents can use to positively influence their children. In the book's forward, Wes, a member of Generations United's National Center on Grandfamilies Council, thanked his mom for her examples that helped make him a better parent to her grandchildren. 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.
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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 !
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums. This special initiative offers grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to help small museums implement projects that address Lifelong Learning, Community Anchors and Catalysts, and Collections Stewardship and Public Access. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018. Learn more.

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.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic (Updated).  The amended report shows that -- overall -- foster care systems are relying more on grandparents and other relatives to care for children when their parents cannot. The report includes recommendations on how to connect grandfamilies to the same supports and services that traditional unrelated foster families receive. Learn more

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 .

Supporting Young Children Experiencing Separation and Trauma. ZERO TO THREE worked with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health on this directory. The resources help families and caregivers working with very young children who have experienced trauma as well as connection to specialized mental health professionals who understand the needs of very young children. 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.

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more .
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"Each night, all the years we were growing up, she sat in the big yellow rocking chair & pieced together our lives with countless stitches of her silver needle." ~Brian Andreas, "Silver Needle," a poem about his grandmother (see meme)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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