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 Volume 13, Issue 15
April 11, 2018
Registration Now Open! Join Us for All In Together: Creating Places Where Young And Old Thrive! 
Join Generations United and T he Eisner Foundation for our June 5th report release event, which will be emceed by veteran NPR correspondent Ina Jaffe! The event program, which is free and in Washington, DC, will feature highlights from a new report and key findings from a national survey and public opinion poll on intergenerational shared site programs. Register today!
Generations United in the News
  • The new issue of AgingToday, a bi-monthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging, is out! It includes an article from our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent on the opioid crisis and its impact on grandfamilies. Read Jaia's piece.
  • In her piece, published in the latest issue of Washington Nursing Commission News, Hilarie Haupton highlighted our GrandRally and shared various resources for kinship care families. Learn more.
Thanks to Big Voices for Little Kids on and off Capitol Hill
There were big wins for babies in the 2018 omnibus bill that mean historic increases for programs and services for infants and toddlers, according to ZERO TO THREE. They highlighted the eight big wins for babies in an infographic. Learn what's at stake in the first three years of life.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank our new member, Appalachian Promise of Claiborne County, for their contribution 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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Cool Ideas
Intergenerational Summer Academy
Intergenerational Summer Academy in British Columbia will connect over 30 youth with seniors through various activities that include interpretive nature walks and an auto course. In the former, youth will learn from elders about different kinds of edible plants, while older adults in the auto program will teach young people about vintage cars. 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
/blak/ /al-fə bet/
In honor of National Poetry Month, we highlight /blak/ /al-fə bet/ by Mitchell L.H. Douglas, which follows the lives of  a southern black family after the death of its matriarch. The musical, muscular poems in this touching second collection gives voice to the spirit and ghosts of one community's America with a mix of fierce conscience and deep tenderness. Mitchell "has built 'an altar of remembrance' that is at once personal and collective." - Booklist |  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
Innovation@Home Age-friendly Housing Contest. 
Grantmakers In Aging -- in collaboration with the WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and funding support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- launched a competition and call for age-friendly housing practices. The effort is designed to inspire action around the world by highlighting efforts that expand housing options, modify homes and living spaces, and facilitate access to transportation, shopping, health and long-term care services. Deadline: May 15 2018.  Learn more.

Art Works Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.  Second Art Works Deadline: July 12, 2018. Learn more.

Seed Grants Available for Programs that Support Grandfamilies. We're thrilled that our long-time partner, The Brookdale Foundation, will award grants of $15,000 each to 15 programs that create or expand supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children!  Deadline: June 13, 2018.   Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
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.
"All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive." Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. Washington, DC. June 5, 2018. Learn more .

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more.
"Most wars are declared by old men but fought by the young. But our war on poverty asks
everyone to get into the fight. ~Sargent Shriver, American diplomat, politician and activist (see meme)

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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