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from Generations United

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 Volume 13, Issue 35
August 29, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • In an article, The Columbus Dispatch spotlighted Champion Intergenerational Center, one of the featured organizations in our recent report with The Eisner Foundation. Read the article.
     
  • Last week, CBS' 60 Minutes re-aired their segment on the growing number of grandparents raising grandchildren because of the opioid epidemic. Generations United, which helped with the story, is quoted in 60 MInutes' online content. Learn more
Get Ready for Grandparents Day and Intergenerational Month!
Generations United invites you to Do Something Grand in honor of Grandparents Day (Sept. 9). Visit  www.grandparentsday.org  to get ideas and information on ways to get involved. September is also Intergenerational Month! Our friends at Bridges Together have resources to help you celebrate. Learn more.
Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring
Programs of Distinction
Deadline to Apply is This Friday!
Does your intergenerational program meet critical needs in your community? Does it provide clear, meaningful roles for participants of all ages and abilities? Do you go above and beyond to train staff and participants? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have what it takes to be named an intergenerational Program of Distinction! Each year, we recognize outstanding programs across the country that reflect the rich diversity among programs that involve older and younger generations.  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.  Contact Irv Katz with any questions. 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 gu@gu.org

Edgewood Celebrates 25th Anniversary!
Our friends at Edgewood are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Kinship Support Network on Sept. 29. Since the program started in 1993, it's served thousands of families throughout the Bay Area with basic needs, case management, health education, parent training and support and referrals to other qualified organizations. Congratulations!
Culture United
How To Babysit a Grandpa
A New York Times bestselling picture book--from the creators of the hilarious HOW TO... series--about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play). 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 Caterpillar Project
The Caterpillar Project is an intergenerational program in Columbia Heights, MN, where seniors raise butterflies, then release them with the help of college students. 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
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's health. Deadline: on a rolling basis.  Learn more.

2018 Diversity Awards. Grantmakers in Aging is now accepting nominations of national, regional, and local individuals, programs, and organizations that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. Deadline: Sept. 6, 2018. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to aking@gu.org
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.
Events
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.
Quote 
"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things." ~Mother Teresa, whose birthday was Sunday. She would've been 108.

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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. Local and state events can be shared 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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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
  
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